Peterstown was named in honor of Christian Peters, the community's founder. It is a part of Monroe County, which was formed out of Greenbrier County in 1799 and named for James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.
Average high temperatures in Peterstown reach 82 degrees Fahrenheit in July, and average lows get down to 21 degrees in January. The annual monthly precipitation average is 3 inches. Annual
snowfall averages 43.8 inches.
Petertown's two public schools provide education to students from pre-school up through eighth grade. It is 10 minutes to James Monroe High School, which serves the entire county. Higher education options available within 30 miles of town include Concord College, New River Community College, Radford University and Bluefield State College.
Regional health care is offered by Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, which is located in Pearisburg, Virginia, right outside of Peterstown's limits.
Golf enthusiasts will want to visit Peterstown's own Fountain Springs Golf Course. This hilly, mountainous course offers 18 challenging holes with scenic water hazards and young trees.
Amateur spelunkers can journey into Monroe County's own Organ and Scott Hollow caves. These two formations feature an underground stream and rare subterranean wildlife.
If you're interested in fishing, Moncove Lake State Park is definitely the place to go in Monroe County. This 144-acre impoundment contains largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish that are just waiting for your lure.
It's about 20 miles from Peterstown to the city of Greenville. There, you will find the Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve. This is the perfect place to stalk trophy whitetails, wild boars and upland birds.
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