Peterstown, West Virginia (WV), a community in Monroe County, was incorporated in 1892 and named for Christian Peters, a Revolutionary War soldier who founded the town shortly after the Revolutionary War. Peterstown is situated on Rich Creek, a tributary of the New River.
Lodging near Peterstown, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The southern reach of the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area approaches the community on the northwest. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail follows the summit of Peters Mountain southeast of the community. The near reaches of the Washington & Jefferson National Forests approach Peterstown from fives miles to the southeast.
The Jones Diamond
The Jones Diamond, 34.48 carats, the second largest diamond found in the U.S., was discovered near Petersburg, though no diamond-bearing rocks otherwise exist in the area.
Peterstown is located on highway US-219 approximately 30 miles south of Hinton, West Virginia, 25 miles southwest of the county seat at Union, West Virginia, and two miles west of the US-460 expressway at Rich Creek, Virginia.