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Petersburg is located 23 miles South of Richmond between Sutherland and Hopewell along Interstate 85 on the banks of the Appomattox River near Petersburg National Battlefield in the Central Region of the state. Home of Virginia State University

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 34,724, a decrease of 2,303 since 1990.

Petersburg is part of the Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia metro area.

Petersburg Pubilc Schools Practical Nursing | Southside Regional Medical Center |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Owl & The Pussycat Bed & Breakfast |
Education Virginia State University |
History Trapezium House |
Transportation Petersburg Municipal Airport |

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09/25 Coming to The area
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood
Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival Richmond VA September28-29 Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival.