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Welcome to Petersburg ...

The village of Petersburg is located in Boone County<1>.

The location of Petersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Petersburg has a population of 311 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Petersburg.

Petersburg is 1,890 feet [576 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Petersburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Petersburg: (402) and (531)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 311 people. This is a decrease of 6.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Petersburg had a population of 333 people (which is 6.05% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Petersburg the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Petersburg represents 0.02% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 252nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 333 people, the population of Petersburg decreased 10.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 374 people).

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 Alaska, California (2), Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (6), Kentucky (3), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (4), 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.

Communities near Petersburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Petersburg.

  • Albion [Boone County]
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    • Albion [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,558 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<7>
  • Neligh [Antelope County]
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    • Neligh [Antelope County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,491 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neligh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neligh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neligh<7>
  • Tilden [Madison County]
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    • Tilden [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 936 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tilden<7>
  • Newman Grove [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newman Grove
    • Newman Grove [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 686 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newman Grove<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elgin [Antelope County]
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      • Elgin [Antelope County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<7>
    • Spalding [Greeley County]
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      • Spalding [Greeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spalding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spalding
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spalding<7>
    • Oakdale [Antelope County]
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      • Oakdale [Antelope County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakdale<7>
    • Primrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Primrose<7>
    • Loretto [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Petersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
    • Akron [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Petersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Petersburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Petersburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Petersburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Petersburg. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Petersburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Petersburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Petersburg was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Petersburg on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Petersburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Petersburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PetersburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8536, Longitude: -98.0811       In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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