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The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Petersburg is approximately 1,138 (2005), 1146 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 429 (1990), 449 (2010).
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 1.122 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 0.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Petersburg to Washington DC is 421 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Petersburg is positioned 41.89 degrees north of the equator and 83.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Petersburg elevation is 675 feet above sea level.
Petersburg median income is $ 44,861 (2000).
The Petersburg median home price is $ 105,000 (2000).


northwest of Toledo, Ohio in southeastern Michigan. Other nearby communities include Deerfield, Dundee, Britton, Blissfield, Lambertville, Milan and Temperance all in Michigan and Sylvania in Ohio.
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History & History Related Items

This community was named for Richard Peters. He arrived here in 1824 and bought a farm. Later, in 1836, he sold some of his property to found the town. He was the first postmaster, naming the town Summerfield. The name was changed to Petersburgh in 1863 with the spelling changing in the 1890's to Petersburg. It was incorporated in 1869 as a village and then as a city in 1969.
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The population of Petersburg was:
1990 - 1,201
2000 - 1,157
2005 - 1,138 (estimate)

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