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Peterson is in Adams County, in the Decatur metro area.
The community was named for Smith Peterson, area resident
The latitude of Peterson is 40.813N. The longitude is -85.014W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 817 feet.
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Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peterson political report.
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