Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky facts for kids
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
|• 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||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|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.
Petersburg is located at the site of Tanner's Station, an outpost founded before 1790. Tanner's station was the first settlement in Boone County, KY. The Bullittsburg Baptist Church was founded outside the former hamlets of Utzinger and Gainesville/Idewild, east and north of Petersburg, in 1794.
Petersburg, in 1791, was a candidate for the site of the new state's capital, however the Petersburg in contention was a site that no longer exists by name in Woodford County, Kentucky.
Petersburg contains the Creation Museum, operated by the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis.
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