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Petersburg, Virginia
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The location of Petersburg

Welcome to Petersburg ...

The city of Petersburg is located in Fauquier County.

The location of Petersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Petersburg is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Petersburg is within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

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

Communities near Petersburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Petersburg and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Berryville   [Map]   4,338   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Boyce   [Map]   625   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Front Royal   [Map]   15,239   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Middleburg   [Map]   851   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Middletown   [Map]   1,353   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
The Plains   [Map]   231   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 ...

While we believe that this Petersburg is located in Fauquier County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Petersburg. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dinwiddie and Petersburg City.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), 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 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:

Websites for Petersburg ...

Official Website:

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Petersburg, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Petersburg:

The official website for Fauquier County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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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>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 drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 38.9093, Longitude: -78.0533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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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