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Welcome to Petersburg ...

The city of Petersburg is located in Fauquier County<1>.

The location of Petersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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

Petersburg is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Petersburg: (540)

Websites for Petersburg ...

Official Website: www.petersburg-va.org/

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.

Communities near Petersburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Petersburg.

  • Winchester [Winchester City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<5>
  • Front Royal [Warren County]
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    • Front Royal [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Front Royal<5>
  • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<5>
  • Strasburg [Shenandoah County]
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    • Strasburg [Shenandoah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Petersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
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      • Berryville [Clarke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berryville<5>
    • Stephens City [Frederick County]
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      • Stephens City [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens City<5>
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
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      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<5>
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<5>
    • Boyce [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Clarke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<5>
    • The Plains [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Plains
      • The Plains [Fauquier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Petersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Plains<5>

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.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Fauquier County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Petersburg: www.petersburg-va.org/

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fauquier, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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: 38.9093, Longitude: -78.0533       In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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