On June 24, 1848, Stanford Doud, county surveyor, laid out the town of Perryville for Hezekiah Jay and the plat
was filed two days later. It shows ninety two lots and a large block, probably intended for a public square. The
town was located in the northern part of section 9, township 77, range 21, on the north side of the Des Moines
River, a short distance east of where Morgan Valley is now situated. Donnel says that the proprietor endeavored
to forestall Baker and Gregory, who laid out the Town of Bennington in the same section the following August. Perryville
never prospered and in time the plat was vacated.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
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City of Knoxville
City of Pella
Marion County, IA
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