Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky

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Petersburg, Kentucky
Census-designated place
Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyBoone
Area
 • Total7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total620
 • Density100/sq mi (38.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes41080
FIPS code21-60312
GNIS feature ID0500480
 
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Petersburg, Kentucky
Census-designated place
Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyBoone
Area
 • Total7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total620
 • Density100/sq mi (38.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes41080
FIPS code21-60312
GNIS feature ID0500480

Petersburg is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. As of the 2010 census it 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.

One may often incorrectly hear that Petersburg, in 1791, was considered as a site for the new Kentucky State Capital; this has been confirmed in the oral tradition of the community, where descendants of the original settlers still live, and was "planned", laid out on a grid, highly unusual for the period, renamed in honor of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The statehouse and governor's mansion were to have been built on the hill overlooking the town. However, oral tradition proves incorrect; the Petersburg in consideration for state capital was another, now defunct, location in Woodford County.

Petersburg is home to the controversial Creation Museum by Answers in Genesis.[2]

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  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Petersburg CDP, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "HomeTownLocator". Retrieved 2006-06-10.