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Welcome to Peterson ...

Peterson is located in Tuscaloosa County<1>.


The location of Peterson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Peterson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1914.

Peterson is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Peterson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Peterson: (205) & (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Peterson: 35478<5>

Communities Also Named Peterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Peterson - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Peterson.

Communities near Peterson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Peterson.

  • Tuscaloosa
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Northport
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Lake View
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
    • Lake View is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
  • Brookwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
    • Brookwood is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,833 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood <6>
  • Vance
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
    • Vance is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,807 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance <6>
  • Coaling
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
    • Coaling is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,633 people
  • Woodstock
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,630 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock <6>
  • West Blocton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
    • West Blocton is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,228 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton <6>
  • North Bibb
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
    • North Bibb is located in Bibb County
  • Coker
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peterson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peterson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peterson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Peterson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peterson. See our Newspapers Page for Peterson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peterson ...

Looking for more information about Peterson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Peterson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Peterson.

Adding Peterson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Peterson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Peterson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Peterson post office opened in 1914.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Peterson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peterson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Tuscaloosa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Peterson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peterson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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