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Welcome to Petersburg ...

The town of Petersburg is primarily located in Lincoln County. A portion of Petersburg extends into Marshall County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Petersburg has a population of 562 people<1> (see below for details).

Petersburg is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Petersburg: (931)

The ZIP code for Petersburg: 37144<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Petersburg had a population of 544 people. This makes Petersburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 544 people, the population of Petersburg decreased 6.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 580 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 562 people. This is an increase of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Petersburg: This one is located in Lincoln County and the other is located in Hawkins County.

Beyond Tennessee, 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, Pennsylvania (4), Texas (2), Virginia (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Petersburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Petersburg.

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.

Shelbyville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Petersburg

Located in Bedford County

Lewisburg   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Petersburg

Located in Marshall County

Fayetteville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Petersburg

Lynchburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Petersburg

Located in Moore County

Gattistown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Petersburg

Park City Heights   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Petersburg

Cornersville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Petersburg

Located in Marshall County

Trigg   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Petersburg

Located in Giles County

Palmetto   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Petersburg

Located in Bedford County

Clarks Ferry   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Petersburg

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

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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 State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 town (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 things 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: 35.3199, Longitude: -86.6375     [Map].






















 

 

 

 

 


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