Photo by Eric Whittaker
In the years following 1850, Cannelton saw a boom in its Irish population. An Irish-denoted marker for the DeLa Hunt family, whose gravestone at left is positioned near the entry gate of the Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton.
Perry County’s Irish Roots


Staff Writer


Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, so the saying goes, and it’s not a new trend.

When we speak of Perry County tradition, many probably think of Swiss-German culture, but March 17th observances of St. Patrick’s Day have long been commonplace here.