Petersburg, Delaware County, Iowa

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Petersburg (formerly, Petersburgh) is an unincorporated community in Delaware County, Iowa. It lies at an elevation of 1112 feet (339 m). Coordinates: 42°33′18″N 91°12′47″W / 42.55500°N 91.21306°W / 42.55500; -91.21306

History[edit]

The first building, a store, was built in Petersburg in 1873. The post office was established in 1874.[1]

Saints Peter and Paul Church[edit]

Saints Peter and Paul parish is a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The Saints Peter and Paul church was completed and consecrated in 1906. It was constructed in cut-stone in the Gothic Revival style. The interior contains an intricately carved high altar, dark woods and gold trim.[2][3]

Grade School[edit]

Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Hennessy Catholic School is consolidating all its classes from New Vienna into the Petersburg building. There are approximately 60 students in grades 1 through 6. In 1987, the St. Boniface School (New Vienna) and SS. Peter & Paul School (Petersburg) merged to create Hennessy Catholic School.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The History of Delaware County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 559. 
  2. ^ "Petersburg's Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church". Delaware County. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church (Petersburg, Iowa". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Muilenburg, Matt (27 February 2013). "Hennessy School consolidation underway". Dyersville Commercial. Retrieved 27 February 2013.