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Peru Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Peru


Town Clerk

Tracy Black
P.O. Box 127
Peru, VT 05152
Ph: 824-3065
Fax: 824-3065
E-mail: peru@tax.state.vt.us


Web Site

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtbennin/zper.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonPeru.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/peru.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/p/peru.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Peru
71
130
239
314
 445
 578
 567
 543
 500
 556
 445
Bennington Co.
12,051
 14,395
 15,459
 15,482
 16,899
 16,305
 17,922
 19,436
 21,325
 21,950
 20,448

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Peru
 373
 242
 216
 156
142
197
194
 243
 312
 324
416
Bennington Co.
 21,705
21,378
21,577
21,655
22,286
24,115
25,088
29,282
33,345
35,845
36,994


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Howard: 1887 commemoration to a boy
North: 1809-present
Stone Family: 1856-1905
Village: 1831-present


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Historical Society of Peru
P.O. Box 153
Peru, VT 05152
802-824-6495
Recently, space has been offered in the old cheese factory for displays and other uses, special programs, etc. The society hasoral histories (tapes and transcriptions) done following the bicentennial in 1991. There are also pictures and written material regarding people & places; a few objects-old P.O. front-Inn furniture. Contact Person: Willard Robinson, Secretary. Hours and Admission: by appointment.




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