Peterson is a populated place within Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. It has latitude 33.233 and longitude -87.424 with an elevation of 417 feet. Peterson shows up on the Cottondale U.S. Geographical Survey Map. Tuscaloosa County is in the Central Time Zone. The area has its own post office using Zip code 35478. Peterson was initially known as Peterson City, out of appreciation for Charles M. Peterson, who bought arrive in the encompassing zone.