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Petersburg, Alaska

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Welcome to Petersburg ...

The coastal city of Petersburg is located on Kupreanof Island (in the Alaskan Pan Handle).

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Petersburg had a population of 2,948 people.<1> (see below for details).

Petersburg is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Petersburg lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Petersburg, you will leave Alaskan Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Petersburg is within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Petersburg: 99833<3>

Population Details ...

More information can be found on the Census Page for Petersburg.

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 54 communities that are also named Petersburg - they are located in California (2), Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (6), Kentucky (3), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Petersburg.

Websites for Petersburg ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Petersburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Petersburg. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Petersburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petersburg ...

Looking for more information about Petersburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Petersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg.

Communities near Petersburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keene Channel   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the South (S) of Petersburg

Located in Petersburg Census Area

Saint John Harbor   [Map]

Lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the South (S) of Petersburg

Located in Wrangell City and Borough

Vank Island   [Map]

Lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Petersburg

Located in Wrangell City and Borough

Wrangell   [Map]

Lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Petersburg

Located in Wrangell City and Borough

Kake   [Map]

Lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<4> to the West (W) of Petersburg

Located in Petersburg Census Area

Point Baker   [Map]

Lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Petersburg

Located in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

Whale Pass   [Map]

Lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<4> to the South (S) of Petersburg

Located in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Petersburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Petersburg:

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Petersburg.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Petersburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Petersburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8124, Longitude: -132.9537     [Map].






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