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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Petersburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Petersburg and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Petersburg and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Petersburg. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Petersburg.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Boone County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Boone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Petersburg is near Antelope County and also Wheeler County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Antelope County

Sighting report for Wheeler County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Petersburg.

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 village 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 and extending to:

  • Albion [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Petersburg to Albion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,543 miles [10,529.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Petersburg.

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alaska

Our profile page for Petersburg   [Map]

Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the Northwest.

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 county.

Kern County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kern County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the East.

Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Gordon County   [Map]

Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Menard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Menard County   [Map]

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the East Southeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East.

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Muscatine County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East.

Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Bourbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South 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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the East Southeast.

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 county.

Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km] to the East.

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Cooper County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cooper County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southeast.

Henry County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Southeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Southeast.

New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cape May County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km] to the East.

Morris County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the East.

Warren County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the East.

New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Rensselaer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Burke County   [Map]

Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Onslow County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Onslow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Nelson County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North.

Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the South.

Ontario

Our profile page for Petersburg   [Map]

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Wasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Huntingdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 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 county.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Petersburg, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hawkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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 county.

Hale County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the South Southwest.

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 county.

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East.

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Petersburg, Petersburg City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Petersburg ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Rapids   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South of Petersburg   [Map]

Clearwater   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Enola   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Headquarters (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Knievels Corner   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadow Grove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stokes Ranch   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Boone County

About Nebraska

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>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 41.8536, Longitude: -98.0811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 angle) to Jerusalem is 321.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.59 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.939 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Petersburg could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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