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Petersburg
Geographical information
County

Monroe County

State

Michigan

Country

United States

Land area

.5 square miles

Water area

0 square mile

Elevation

676 ft

Demographic information
Population (2000)

1,157

Population density

2515.1/sq. mile

Government structure
Community type

City

Government

Mayor-council

Elected officials
  • James Holeman (Mayor)[1]
  • Council:[1]
    • Terri Bauer
    • Chuck Bruckner
    • Jenna LaRocca
    • Larry Schadewald
    • Joanne Tollison
  • Lori Goss (Clerk)[1]
  • Jean Schankin (Treasurer)[1]
Founded

1836 (as Summerfield)

Incorporated
Other information
Time zone

Eastern

ZIP Code(s)

49270 (Petersburg)

Area code(s)

734

FIPS code

26-63800

GNIS feature ID

0634708[2]

Petersburg is a city in western Monroe County, Michigan. Originally founded as Summerfield, it is located in the northern potion of Summerfield Township.[3][4] The community is located about five miles south-southwest of Dundee and seventeen miles west of Monroe.[4] The population was 1,157 during the 2000 census.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Petersburg has a total area of 0.5 square miles. The community uses ZIP codes 49720[6][7]—assigned to Petersburg[8]— and the city has the FIPS code 26-63800.[5]

HistoryEdit

Petersburg was named for Richard Peters, a landowner who moved to the area of Summerfield Township in 1824. Of the property he purchased, a portion was sold to establish the community in 1836. Peters later became the first postmaster, naming the community Summerfield after the township. In 1863, however, the community was renamed Petersburgh: the name used when the community incorporated as a village in 1869. Around thirty years later, the name was altered by removing the final "h," thereby changing the name to Petersburg. The village reincorporated as a city in 1969 after one hundred years as a village.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

Monroe County
County seat: Monroe — Founded: 1817; Organized: 1817 — Population: 153,608 (2007 est.)
Cities
Luna Pier · Milan (partial) · Monroe · Petersburg
Villages
Carleton · Dundee · Estral Beach · Maybee · South Rockwood
Charter townships
Berlin · Frenchtown · Monroe
Civil townships
Ash · Bedford · Dundee · Erie · Exeter · Ida · La Salle · London · Milan · Raisinville · Summerfield · Whiteford
Census-designated places
Detroit Beach · Lambertville · South Monroe · Stony Point · Temperance · West Monroe · Woodland Beach
Other communities
Azalia · Cone · Diann · Erie · Ida · Lulu · Newport · Ottawa Lake · Samaria · Whiteford Center
Neighboring counties
Lenawee County (west), Washtenaw County (northwest), Wayne County (northeast);
Lucas County, Ohio (south)
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