Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky

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Petersburg, Kentucky
Census-designated place (CDP)
Petersburg is located in Kentucky
Petersburg
Petersburg
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°4′8″N 84°52′2″W / 39.06889°N 84.86722°W / 39.06889; -84.86722Coordinates: 39°4′8″N 84°52′2″W / 39.06889°N 84.86722°W / 39.06889; -84.86722
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Boone
Area
 • Total 7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 620
 • Density 100/sq mi (38.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41080
FIPS code 21-60312
GNIS feature ID 0500480

Petersburg is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. As of the 2010 census Petersburg, along with its surrounding areas, had a population of 620.[1]

The community was established about 1800, known at the time as Tanner's Station. The Bullittsburg Baptist Church was founded outside the former hamlets of Utzinger and Gainesville/Idewild, east and north of Petersburg, in 1794.

This Petersburg is often confused with another Petersburg, in Woodford County, which in 1791 was a candidate for the site of the new state's capital. That Petersburg no longer exists.[2]

Petersburg is home to the Creation Museum by Answers in Genesis.[3]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Charles Clinton Fleek, recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in the Vietnam War. "Chalky", as he was known, attended the 5 classroom, Petersburg Elementary School which has since been demolished/converted into a local community center and branch of the Boone County Public Library.

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