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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Petersburg.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Petersburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Petersburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Petersburg to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Petersburg to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,981 miles [9,625.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,692 miles [10,769.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,567 miles [7,349.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Petersburg ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Petersburg.

While the name Petersburg is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 54 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alaska

Our profile page for Petersburg   [Map]
Distance: About 2,689 miles [4,327.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Calaveras County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Calaveras County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kern County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the West

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the West

Menard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Menard County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West

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Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West Northwest

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the West

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Doniphan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Doniphan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Edwards County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Edwards County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Edwards County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Leavenworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Wyandotte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West

Webster County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Webster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the West

Cooper County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cooper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West

Henry County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the West

Howard County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East

Morris County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the South Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southwest

Onslow County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Petersburg   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Wasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the North Northwest

York County

Our profile page for Petersburg, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Floyd County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Floyd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hale County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the West

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Dinwiddie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dinwiddie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the East

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Petersburg, Petersburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Petersburg, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Petersburg ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arthur   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Petersburg   [Map]
Bass   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Brake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cabins   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fisher   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hopeville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jordan Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Maysville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Pansy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rough Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Seemly (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Town Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Petersburg. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Petersburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Petersburg. 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, 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 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Petersburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.128 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.862 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.566 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Petersburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Petersburg could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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