City of Petersburg

The City of Petersburg consists of 23.1 square miles and is located in south-central Virginia, just south of the Richmond area. Bordered by the Appomattox River, the city is at the junction of I-85 and I-95 and is the site of two mainline railroads, enabling industries to easily access the East and Midwest markets.

Petersburg is known for its rich historical background, much of which is centered on the Civil War period where many battles were fought on city ground. In recent years, the city has been a temporary home for many film crews who have used the city as a backdrop for movies and shows such as Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and AMC’s “Turn.” Petersburg is also in the process of revitalizing its central downtown area, spurring activity by local small businesses and entrepreneurs.