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Welcome to Petersburg ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Petersburg has a population of 2,621 people<2> (see below for details).

Petersburg is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Petersburg: (304) & (681)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 2,621 people. This is an increase of 6.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.17% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 2,423 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Petersburg ...

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

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    • Moorefield [Hardy County]

      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Petersburg
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    • Arthur [Grant County]

      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Petersburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
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    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]

      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
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    • Lost City [Hardy County]

      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Petersburg
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    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]

      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Petersburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
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    • Onego [Pendleton County]

      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Petersburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
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    • Baker [Hardy County]

      • Baker [Hardy County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Petersburg
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    • Davis [Tucker County]

      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Petersburg
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    • Harman [Randolph County]

      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Petersburg
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    • Basye-Bryce Mountain [Shenandoah County]

      • Basye-Bryce Mountain [Shenandoah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Petersburg
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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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Petersburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 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: 38.9957, Longitude: -79.1277       In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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