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The population of Perryopolis is approximately 1,833 (1990), 1784 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 797 (1990), 779 (2010).

The amount of land area in Perryopolis is 4.618 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Perryopolis to Washington DC is 170 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 152 miles. (as the crow flies)
Perryopolis is positioned 40.08 degrees north of the equator and 79.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Perryopolis location: on State Route 51 in southwestern Pennsylvania, 33 miles south of Pittsburgh and 14 miles north of Uniontown.

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Perryopolis history:

Perryopolis is on land once owned by George Washington. It was established in 1814 and has parts of many of its original buildings, including George Washington's gristmill which was built in 1776.

Perryopolis was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812. His victory on Lake Erie during that war was heralded all over the country and the local people decided to honor his name at that time.

George Washington purchased 1,644 acres here when land first became available. He visited in 1770 and said, "as fine a land as I have ever seen, a great deal of rich meadow; it is well watered and has a valuable mill seat." The mill would eventually be completed in 1776. Once the mill was finished, it encouraged other business to come to the area to support and augment the business of the mill.
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Visit to read about Historic Perryopolis and its sites, including the George Washington Grist Mill.

George Washington Gristmill Park and Heritage Society Museum
Museum information: phone 724-736- 8080

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