An intersection in Peterson, Utah
|Named for||Charles Sreeve Peterson|
|Elevation||4,885 ft (1,489 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
Thurston Peak, the highest peak in the county at an elevation of 9,706 feet (2,958 m), is located near Peterson.
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau|
Peterson was first settled in 1855. It was originally named Weber City after the nearby Weber River. The first public building, a combination school and LDS Church, was opened in 1861. The town was designated county seat in 1862, and remained so for four years, until it was replaced by Littleton in 1866, and then Morgan in 1868. The Peterson General Store, which also housed a U.S. post office, opened in 1869. Other businesses included the Dexter Hotel, a train station, and a stockyard.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Peterson, Utah. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
- Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 293. ISBN 0-87480-345-4.
- Thurston Peak
- "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
- "The Settlements of Morgan County", Morgan County Utah Historical Society. Accessed 21 June 2009.