Petersburg, California

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For the former town in Calaveras County with this name, see Greasertown, California.
Petersburg
Former settlement
Petersburg is located in California
Petersburg
Petersburg
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°36′09″N 118°36′13″W / 35.60250°N 118.60361°W / 35.60250; -118.60361Coordinates: 35°36′09″N 118°36′13″W / 35.60250°N 118.60361°W / 35.60250; -118.60361
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 4,731 ft (1,442 m)

Petersburg (also, Petersburgh and Greenhorn) is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located on Greenhorn Creek 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-northwest of Miracle Hot Springs,[2] at an elevation of 4731 feet (1442 m).[1] Petersburg still appeared on maps as of 1956.[1]

A post office operated at Petersburgh from 1858 to 1863.[2] The place was named for Peter Gardett, early merchant there.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Petersburg, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1087. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.