Perry County is considered the hilliest and most forested county in Indiana. The current county seat, Tell City, was formed by swiss colonists who were looking for a plot of land with “a healthful climate, fertile soil, good water, ample timber, and a location near a navigable river and a railroad, if possible.” In Tell City, named after Swiss hero and liberator William Tell, the colonists seem to have found land that addressed their concerns. The first county seat was located in Troy located near the mouth of the Anderson River. Troy is the second oldest city in Indiana and Perry County was formed before Indiana achieved statehood. Rome was the second county seat. Rome built a courthouse that was designed to resemble the Indiana capitol in Corydon.
Below are a list of trails and routes in Perry County.