Peterson Heritage, Inc.

PO Box 44

Peterson, IA 51047

Heritage Spaghetti Dinner/Membership Drive

February 24th - 11AM-1PM

Peterson Community Center

Free Will Donation

Welcome to Peterson Heritage, Inc. We work together to preserve, promote, and enhance the history of Peterson.

Peterson is a historic, small town in Northwest Iowa. It is located in the valley of the Little Sioux River on Highway 10 along the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway -- in the southwest corner of Clay County.

Sit back and take a moment to see, experience, and learn about our heritage. After touring our site, we encourage you to sign our guestbook and look forward to seeing you on one of our personal tours.

  • 1st Settlement
  • 1st Post Office
  • 1st Framed Building
  • 1st School Building
  • 1st Site for Religious Service
  • 1st Site for Courthouse - Countyseat
  • 1st Store
  • 1st and only Fort in the County (Fort Peterson)
  • 1st Saw and Grist Mills
  • 1st River Dam
  • 1st Indian Attack
  • 1st Hotel
  • 1st Town
  • 1st White Child Born (Ella Jane Kirchner Sitz)
  • 1st Polling Place
  • 1st Newspaper Printed in the County