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Welcome to Petersburg ...

Petersburg is located in Huntingdon 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 464 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Petersburg is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Petersburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Petersburg: (814)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 464 people. This is a decrease of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Petersburg had a population of 480 people. This makes Petersburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 480 people, the population of Petersburg increased 5.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 455 people).

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

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

While we believe that this Petersburg is located in Huntingdon County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Petersburg. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lancaster, Mercer and York County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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), Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, 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.

  • Altoona [Blair County]
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    • Altoona [Blair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<6>
  • State College [Centre County]
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    • State College [Centre County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,366 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on State College
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for State College<6>
  • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County]
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    • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,879 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingdon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntingdon<6>
  • Tyrone [Blair County]
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    • Tyrone [Blair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyrone<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Union [Huntingdon County]
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      • Mount Union [Huntingdon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Union<6>
    • Bellwood [Blair County]
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      • Bellwood [Blair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood<6>
    • Williamsburg [Blair County]
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      • Williamsburg [Blair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<6>
    • Port Matilda [Centre County]
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      • Port Matilda [Centre County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Matilda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Matilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Matilda<6>
    • Mapleton [Huntingdon County]
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      • Mapleton [Huntingdon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • McVeytown [Mifflin County]
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      • McVeytown [Mifflin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVeytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McVeytown<6>

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. 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Huntingdon County

About Pennsylvania

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 Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Huntingdon, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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 PetersburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5703, Longitude: -78.0489       In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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