|The Town of Peru was formed from parts of the Towns of Plattsburgh and Willsborough on December 28, 1792. |
A section of the town was reannexed to Willsboro in 1799. After that, the Towns of Ausable and Black Brook
were removed in 1839.
Some of the early settlers thought that the mountains around the area looked like those in Peru, South America
and so the town got its name. A few of the first names associated with the town were: Arnold, Allen, Baker,
Elmore, Everett, Hay or Hays, Keese, Thew and Cochran.