Augusta, the seat of justice of Perry County, is situated on the Pascagoula River north of the center of the county, and is a good local trading point.
The population is one hundred and twenty-five.
Hattiesburgh, with a population of six hundred and fifty, is the only important town in Perry County. Perry lodge, Enon lodge and Hattiesburg lodge and chapter (at Hattiesburgh) are the Masonic bodies of Perry County. Crescent lodge No. 47, Knights of Pythias, at Hattiesburgh, is the only Pythian lodge. There was one lodge of Grangers of quite a membership which formerly existed; there are several lodges of the Farmers’ Alliance, and there was formerly a lodge of the K. of L.
The only pretentious schools in Perry County are at Hattiesburgh, Augusta and Central. The Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Catholic denominations are all represented, the Baptist and Methodists having the larger memberships, the Presbyterian churches numbering two and the Catholic one.
Source: Biographical and Historical Memories of Mississippi, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891