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Petersburg, West Virginia

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The county seat of Grant County, Petersburg, WV was not incorporated until 1920. Originally settled in 1745 by German colonists, Petersburg was named for Jacob Peterson, owner of the first general store in the area. The town's name changed to Lunice Creek in 1833 because a post office named Petersburg was already in existence in Virginia. After West Virginia achieved statehood, the community's name was changed back to Petersburg.

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Petersburg, WV

Petersburg, WV is located about: 13 miles southwest of Moorefield, WV.


Grant County Schools



180px-Petersburg-WV-Map.gif Map of Petersburg, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Petersburg, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 2,423 (2000 Census)


Elevation: 937 feet
Longitude: -79.1242
Latitude: 38.9925

Variant Name(s) for Petersburg, WV

Grant Court House, Luney's Creek, Luneys Creek, Lunice Creek, Petersburgh