Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Duncannon Square

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Once lined with shade trees and featuring a public fountain in the town green, the Duncannon Square has been the center of activity since the very beginning.


“On the Square” by Scotty Brown

The square featured the National Hotel in the northwest corner and the Laird Hotel in the southwest. The Johnston replaced the National after a fire in the early 1900s but used much of the original foundation. It was renamed the Doyle in the 1940s.

The fountain was used for watering horses and was often times elaborately decorated for holidays.


Railroad Station


Southwest Corner


National Hotel


Johnston/Doyle Hotel

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Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.