PERU
Clinton County
New York
Previous Town             Historians and Towns             Next Town              Map             Home
1862
Joel H. Signor
Letter
Methodist
Episcopal
Church

Peru
1910 Sawmill Dam
Peru
Peru
Community
Church
Pray's
Cottages
 
1861
Missent
Cancellation
Empire Wringer
sold by
Leon L. Channel
b. May 26, 1818
d. August 29, 1901

Peru
The Town of Peru was formed from parts of the Towns of Plattsburgh and Willsborough on December 28, 1792.
A section of the town was reannexed to Willsboro in 1799. After that, the Towns of Ausable and Black Brook
were removed in 1839.  
Some of the early settlers thought that the mountains around the area looked like those in Peru, South America
and so the town got its name.  A few of the first names associated with the town were:  
Arnold, Allen, Baker,
Elmore, Everett, Hay or Hays, Keese, Thew and Cochran.
Historian
Ronald C. Allen
perutownhistorian@charter.net
P.O. Box 14
Peru, NY 12972
518-561-0038
COMMUNITIES IN THE TOWN OF PERU
Banker Corners, Clark Corners, Cromie Corners, Goshen, Harkness, Laphams Mills (aka Bartonville), Peasleeville, Peru,
Peru Landing, Port Jackson, Swastika,
Valcour
Previous Town              Historians and Towns             Next Town               Map
.