Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky
Census-designated place (CDP)
|• Total||7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)|
|• Land||6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Density||100/sq mi (38.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0500480|
Petersburg is a rural unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. As of the 2010 census Petersburg, along with its surrounding areas that use the 41080 zip code, had a population of 620.
Archaeological evidence reveals an ancient Indian settlement was located at Petersburg town site. The first white settlement at Petersburg was Tanner's Station, an outpost founded before 1790. Tanner's station was the first settlement in Boone County, KY. Tanner's Station was renamed Petersburg in 1814.
The Bullittsburg Baptist Church was founded outside the former hamlets of Utzinger and Gainesville/Idewild, east and north of Petersburg, in 1794.
- 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.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Petersburg CDP, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "History". Boone County. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
- Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 54.
- Edwards, Robin. "Tanner's Station, 1789". ExploreKYHistory. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- "HomeTownLocator". Retrieved 2006-06-10.
- "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
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