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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Petersburg.

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How Far From Petersburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Petersburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Petersburg to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Petersburg to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,773 miles [4,462.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 109 days and walking would take 158 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,010 miles [11,281.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Petersburg.

While the name Petersburg is unique within Alaska, we know of another 54 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Calaveras County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Calaveras County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kern County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the South Southeast

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,818 miles [4,535.1 km] to the East

Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,705 miles [4,353.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,383 miles [3,835.1 km] to the East Southeast

Menard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Menard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East Southeast

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,437 miles [3,922 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,409 miles [3,876.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the East

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km] to the East Southeast

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Doniphan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Doniphan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Edwards County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Edwards County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Edwards County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Leavenworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Marshall County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Wyandotte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,485 miles [3,999.2 km] to the East

Webster County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Webster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,832 miles [4,557.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,376 miles [3,823.8 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km] to the East Southeast

Cooper County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cooper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the East Southeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the East Southeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,175 miles [3,500.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,842 miles [4,573.8 km] to the East

Morris County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,766 miles [4,451.4 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,759 miles [4,440.2 km] to the East

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,728 miles [4,390.3 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,759 miles [4,440.2 km] to the East

Madison County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,718 miles [4,374.2 km] to the East

Onslow County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,954 miles [4,754 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the East

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,553 miles [4,108.7 km] to the East

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,543 miles [4,092.6 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,286 miles [3,679 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Petersburg   [Map]
Distance: About 2,424 miles [3,901 km] to the East

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Wasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,653 miles [4,269.6 km] to the East

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Mercer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,529 miles [4,070 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Petersburg, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,741 miles [4,411.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,674 miles [4,303.4 km] to the East

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,596 miles [4,177.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Floyd County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Floyd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Hale County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,160 miles [3,476.2 km] to the Southeast

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Dinwiddie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dinwiddie County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,734 miles [4,399.9 km] to the East

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Petersburg, Petersburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 2,842 miles [4,573.8 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,689 miles [4,327.5 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the East

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The official website for Petersburg: www.petersburg.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Petersburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Petersburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Petersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Petersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8124, Longitude: -132.9537     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Petersburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 349.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 353.142 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 334.308 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Petersburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Petersburg.



 
 
 

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