Geographic location: Lot 5, Conc. 1, Stanhope Township
Current address: Southwest corner of Buckslide Road and Kushog Lake Road north of Hwy 118
Peterson's Corners, an early post office and Anson's only pioneer settlement, lay at the intersection of four townships as well as the Bobcaygeon Road and the Peterson. Once it boasted a hotel, stores and a church where families such as the Wrights and Prentices worshipped. As declining lumber trade made cadging and travel to Dorset less frequent, the settlement diminished. Source: Echoes of the Past, compiled and written by Ed H. Devitt & Nila Reynolds p. 23
In 1934 Peterson's Corners still boasted an active Orange Lodge, L.O..L. 1278 (Stanhope), which had a roll of 24. Although most of its residents moved elsewhere, Peterson's Corners remains on Ontario's road maps, a memorial to a once thriving pioneer community.
Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973