|Named for||Peter Beckford|
|• Estimate (2009)||2,252|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
The town was founded in the 18th century and named after Peter Beckford, a slave owner who settled the Roaring River Estate. Petersfield was a dormitory community for workers on that estate.
Nowadays it is one street town with a community health centre at one end and a cemetery at the other. It is the home of many of the workers at the Frome Sugar Estate. The town has a reputation of being a quiet respectable community.
- Aerial view.
- "World Gazetteer - Jamaica - Petersfield". Stefan Helders. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
- Higman, B W; Hudson (2009). Jamaican Place Names. B J (1st ed.). Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 79. ISBN 978-976-640-217-4.
- "Petersfield". Jamaica Tourist Board. Retrieved 2009-09-20.