Perrydale was formed from the Townsend, Kinsey, and Butler donation land claims; the Townsend claim was deeded to Narcis Provo, who then deeded it to William Perry, after whom the community was named by John McGrew, who had bought Perry's claim and platted the town of Perrydale. Beginning in 1881, the town was the site of a station on the Airlie branch of the Oregonian Railway Company. Rail service to Perrydale ended in 1985.
^"Perrydale History". Perrydale School District. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2013-03-16. "Perrydale is built on three land donations. They are the Townsend, Kinsey, and Butler land claims. The Townsend land claim was deeded to Narcis Provo in 1859 and then to William Perry in 1866; then he deeded it to John McGrew. Three years later Mr. McGrew plotted the town of Perrydale, embracing seven blocks and named the town after William Perry, from whom he had bought the property."
^Cole, Katherine (March 13, 2013). "Jackson Family Wines Deal in Oregon Is Imminent". Wine Spectator. Retrieved 2013-03-16. "The area west and southwest of Salem, Ore., where Maple Grove Vineyard sits, may be an under-the-radar region poised to gain prominence. A group of 12 wineries is currently preparing to propose a new sub-appellation, tentatively titled Perrydale Hills, in the area."
^"Jackson Family Wines Deal in Oregon Is Imminent". huntingtonhill.com. Retrieved 2013-03-16. "Now known as the Perrydale Hills wine growing area (we hope for an official AVA designation as well), Huntington Hill Vineyards was one of the first pioneers committed to growing wine grapes in an area that is now experiencing a series of vineyard developments."