South Peru, Indiana

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South Peru
Neighborhood of Peru, Indiana
South Peru is located in Indiana
South Peru
South Peru
Coordinates: 40°44′44″N 86°03′25″W / 40.74556°N 86.05694°W / 40.74556; -86.05694Coordinates: 40°44′44″N 86°03′25″W / 40.74556°N 86.05694°W / 40.74556; -86.05694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 715 ft (218 m)
GNIS feature ID 443838

South Peru is a neighborhood within Peru, Indiana in Miami County.


South Peru was platted in 1873.[2] The community was so named from its location across the Wabash River from Peru.[3] By 1887, South Peru contained a sawmill, several shops, a brewery and a couple saloons.[4]

South Peru was annexed by Peru in 1914.[5]


South Peru is situated in the northern part of Washington Township and is separated from the city of Peru by the Wabash River.

South Peru is located at 40°44′44″N 86°03′25″W / 40.74556°N 86.05694°W / 40.74556; -86.05694.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 200. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...south of Peru on the south side of the Wabash River. 
  4. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 807. 
  5. ^ "History of Miami County (archived)". Miami County Tourism Office. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.