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Welcome to Peterson ...

Peterson is located in Morgan County<1>.

Peterson was settled in 1855.

The community of Peterson was previously named Weber City. Going back to its beginning, Peterson was originally named Weber City. For more information about the names of Peterson, see The Names of Peterson on our Genealogy Page.

Peterson is 4,880 feet [1,487 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Peterson is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Peterson lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Peterson: (801) and (385)<3>

Adding Peterson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Peterson elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Peterson mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Peterson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Peterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Peterson: This one is located in Morgan County and the other is located in Weber County.

Beyond Utah, there are 21 communities that are also named Peterson - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas, 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.

  • Ogden [Weber County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
    • Ogden [Weber County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Peterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,773 people
    • Former names for Ogden:
    • Brownsville
    • Fort Buenaventura
    • Ogden has also been known as:
    • Ogden City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<5>
  • Layton [Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Layton
    • Layton [Davis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Peterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 78,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Layton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Layton<5>
  • Bountiful [Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
    • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Peterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
    • Former names for Bountiful:
    • Calls Settlement
    • North Canyon Settlement
    • North Canyon Ward
    • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
    • Sessions Settlement
    • Stoker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<5>
  • Roy [Weber County]
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    • Roy [Weber County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Peterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,613 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kaysville [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaysville
      • Kaysville [Davis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaysville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaysville<5>
    • Clearfield [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
      • Clearfield [Davis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<5>
    • Syracuse [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<5>
    • Farmington [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Davis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<5>
    • Clinton [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Davis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<5>
    • North Salt Lake [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Salt Lake
      • North Salt Lake [Davis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Peterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Salt Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Salt Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Salt Lake<5>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Utah

About Morgan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Morgan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peterson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peterson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peterson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1093, Longitude: -111.7696    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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