Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky

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Petersburg, Kentucky
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
Location within Boone County and 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
CountryUnited States
 • Total7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Total620
 • Density100/sq mi (38.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
FIPS code21-60312
GNIS feature ID0500480

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.[1]

Archaeological evidence reveals an ancient Indian settlement was located at Petersburg town site.[2] The first white settlement at Petersburg was Tanner's Station, an outpost founded before 1790.[3] Tanner's station was the first settlement in Boone County, KY.[4] Tanner's Station was renamed Petersburg in 1814.[2]

The Bullittsburg Baptist Church was founded outside the former hamlets of Utzinger and Gainesville/Idewild, east and north of Petersburg, in 1794.

Petersburg contains the Creation Museum, operated by Answers in Genesis.[5]


Petersburg has a public library, a branch of the Boone County Public Library.[6]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Petersburg CDP, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "History". Boone County. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 54.
  4. ^ Edwards, Robin. "Tanner's Station, 1789". ExploreKYHistory. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "HomeTownLocator". Retrieved 2006-06-10.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2019.