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Welcome to Petersburg ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022