Peterson is a small unincorporated area of Morgan County located near Interstate 84, and seven miles northwest of Morgan City.
Peterson was first settled in 1855. It was originally named Weber City after the nearby Weber River. The area 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. In 1872, the town’s name was changed to honor Charles Sreeve Peterson.
The community (still small) offers beautiful mountain views and easy access to the Ogden area via I-84 and Weber Canyon.