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The location of Peru









Welcome to Peru ...

Peru is located in Hardy County.

The location of Peru has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Peru is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Peru lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Peru: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Peru ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Peru and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Peru.

Communities Also Named Peru ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Peru - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peru. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peru. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peru.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Peru:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peru ...

Looking for more information about Peru? 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.

Looking for more information about Peru? 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 Peru, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Peru.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peru - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peru) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8409, Longitude: -79.0742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peru have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peru.

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