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Petersburg, Tennessee
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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 2016, Petersburg has a population of 543 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 2016 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 543 people. This is a decrease of 0.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Petersburg ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Clarks Ferry   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cornersville   [Map]   1,243   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   7,051   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gattistown   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   11,600   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lynchburg   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Petersburg. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Petersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Petersburg.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Petersburg. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: 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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Petersburg. 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Petersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3199, Longitude: -86.6375     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Petersburg.