Perry County is almost half the size of Rhode Island but with 1/20th the population.  Largely countryside, with small towns, the county has a population of 46,000. Mountains wrap themselves around the county on the south, west, and north sides, with the picturesque Susquehanna River creating the eastern border.
The famed Juniata River Valley provides a historical corridor that first saw canoes, flatboats, picturesque canal boats, and the famous Pennsylvania Railroad. Now a major four-lane highway 322/22 slices through ridges and canyons onto the Appalachian Plateau. The State Capital of Harrisburg is southeast of Perry County.