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Petersburg, West Virginia
Welcome to Petersburg ...
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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 07 Apr 2020