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Petersburg

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The Virginia state capital is Richmond.


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Zip Codes

23805

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Location

Petersburg location: 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

Petersburg history:

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.

FOOTSTEPS OF HISTORY home page
Click here for the Civil War trail.
The settling of Petersburg: mid 1600's
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Attractions

Petersburg attractions:

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

Fort Lee

Learn all about Petersburg at this site.

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