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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Petersburg is approximately 38,386 (1990), 32420 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,196 (1990), 13634 (2010).
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 59.253 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 23.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.885 sq kilometers.
The distance from Petersburg to Washington DC is 119 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Petersburg is positioned 37.20 degrees north of the equator and 77.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near the eastern seaboard just about halfway between New York and Florida. It is 23 miles south of Richmond, the state capital. Petersburg is an independent city, not associated with any county.

Here is a map page for Petersburg.
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History & History Related Items

The Battle of the Crater took place here when Union soldiers tried to tunnel under the Confederate lines, creating great disaster. The seige of Petersburg helped bring about the surrender of Lee and the end of the Civil War.

Petersburg National Battlefield - a Civil War battleground site.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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The settling of Petersburg

mid 1600's


The Petersburg Symphony
P.O. Box 2146
Petersburg, Virginia 23804-1146

Fort Lee

Learn all about Petersburg at this site.
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Petersburg City Government

The City of Petersburg

Petersburg is an independent, incorporated city in Virginia. It is not affiliated with any county nor relies on any county for support or services. It is a separate and complete entity of its own.

Petersburg is part of the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area and also part of the Appomattox Basin regional economy which also includes Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County and Prince George County as well as the cities of Hopewell and Colonial Heights.

Petersburg Chamber

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Petersburg Organizations

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Petersburg Libraries

Petersburg Public Library System

Petersburg Schools

Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
Phone: 804-524-5000

Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
11301 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone: (804) 862-6100

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