Introduction to Perry, Georgia
Perry, Georgia is 27 miles S of Macon, Georgia and 97 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Houston County. The city is part of the Macon metro area.
The city of Perry was founded in 1823 as Wattsville. The city's name was changed to Perry in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a hero in the War of 1812. Perry was incorporated as a town in December of 1824. The city is best known as the venue where the Georgia Annual Fair is held.
Perry and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Aviation
- Andersonville National Historic Site
- Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
- Cannonball House and Museum
Things To Do In Perry
Local museums include the Museum of Aviation, the National Prisoner of War Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Georgia Veteran's Memorial State Park has opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, along with an 18-hole golf course. Local festivals include the Georgia National Fair, Mossy Creek Spring Barnyard Festival and the Mossy Creek Fall Barnyard Festival.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Perry Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the Fort Valley State University, Mercer University, Macon State College, Central Georgia Technical College, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia College.