Petersburg is a city in . Just outside of Richmond, this town was a crucial rail hub during the American Civil War and holding Petersburg meant easy access to the confederate capital at Richmond.

Landmarks in the Area

Farmers' Bank is the first bank museum of its kind found in . Photo: Alexiskferia, Public domain.

Town hall
Petersburg City Hall is a historic city hall building located at . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Centre Hill Historic District is a national historic district located at . Photo: Nickmorgan2, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Folly Castle Historic District, also known as the West Washington Street Historic District, is a national historic district located at . Photo: Smallbones, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Colonial Heights is an independent city in the Commonwealth of . is situated 2 miles north of Petersburg. Photo: Mojo Hand, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Pocahontas Island is a peninsula in once on the opposite side of the Appomattox River from Petersburg. Photo: Taber Andrew Bain, CC BY 2.0.


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