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Welcome to Petersburg ...

The city of Petersburg is located in Grant County and is the County Seat for Grant County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Petersburg has a population of 2,593 people<1> (see below for details).

Petersburg is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Petersburg: (304) & (681)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Petersburg had a population of 2,467 people (or 20.67% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Petersburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Petersburg represents 0.13% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,467 people, the population of Petersburg increased 1.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,423 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 2,593 people. This is an increase of 5.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.02% 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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Petersburg and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   NW   20 miles [32.2 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 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), Virginia (3) 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. Our list includes 4 papers.

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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg.

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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 West Virginia: www.wv.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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Petersburg. 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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9957, Longitude: -79.1277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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