Peterson, Alabama

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Peterson, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Peterson, Alabama is located in Alabama
Peterson, Alabama
Peterson, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°13′57″N 87°25′25″W / 33.23250°N 87.42361°W / 33.23250; -87.42361Coordinates: 33°13′57″N 87°25′25″W / 33.23250°N 87.42361°W / 33.23250; -87.42361
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Elevation 417 ft (127 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35478
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 152878[1]

Peterson is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Peterson is located on Alabama State Route 216, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) east-northeast of Tuscaloosa.[2] Peterson has a post office with ZIP code 35478.[3] Peterson was originally known as Peterson City, in honor of Charles M. Peterson, who purchased land in the surrounding area.[4]


  1. ^ "Peterson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.