Madison County




From the History & Business Directory

of Madison County, Iowa, J. J. Davies, 1869


          Peru.—This is the name of a small village situated in Walnut town­ship, in section three. The town was laid out in 1853 by Aaron Hiatt, who was proprietor of the land on which it was located. The town now contains one store, one blacksmith shop, one cabinet and wagon shop, one shingle manufactory, one steam sawmill, one church, fifteen or twenty private residences, and about seventy Inhabitants. A large stone school-house is in process of erection at the present time In the village.

Editor's note: Peru is another town that fell victim to being bypassed by the railroad. In this case, most of what was in Peru was moved to East Peru to be nearby the tracks.



Transcribed and edited by Kent Transier


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