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  Petersburg, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petersburg is located on the Appomattox River at the fall line, which marks the area where an upland region (continental bedrock) and a coastal plain (coastal alluvia) meet.
Petersburg grew from the former Fort Henry, established on the south bank in 1645.
Petersburg is a part of the Tri-cities, Virginia regional economy known as the "Appomattox Basin" that includes the counties of Dinwiddie and Prince George, the southern part of Chesterfield County, and the cities of Hopewell and Colonial Heights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Petersburg,_Virginia   (1245 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Petersburg, Virginia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the banks of the Appomattox River, Petersburg grew from the former Fort Henry, established on the south bank in 1645.
Years later, the Port of Petersburg became renowned as a commercial center for transporting and processing cotton, tobacco and metal, produced and shipped from the region.
The Siege of Petersburg preceded Lee's surrender and the end of the war.
www.ipedia.com /petersburg__virginia.html   (760 words)

  
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PETERSBURG (100 alt., 28,564 POP.) stretches southward under a mass of trees from the island-studded Appomattox River, spanned by two lofty vehicular bridges, to an undulating countryside where the fields are planted with tobacco and peanuts.
Although the Negroes of Petersburg, 44 per cent of the population, have developed an educated group, with a social and cultural life that centers about two educational institutions, the majority still live in crowded sections and gain their livelihood by menial and domestic work.
In 1888 a Negro, John Mercer Langston, born in Surry County in 1848, was elected to Congress from the Fourth Virginia Congressional District.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/VAGuide/petersburg.html   (3308 words)

  
 Guide to Historic Central Virginia | Petersburg
Petersburg has one of the longest histories of occupation of any city in Virginia.
Named for Peter Jones, a friend of William Byrd II of Westover, Petersburg was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784 and as a city in 1850.
After the occupation of Petersburg by Union forces, the house was used for a military headquarters; President Abraham Lincoln visited the house on April 7, 1865.
www.cvco.org /tourism/histrich/pburg.html   (876 words)

  
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Appellant responds that because contempt in this case is an offense against the dignity of the court, the court, not the judge, is the victim.
In Baylor, the Supreme Court of Virginia stated that Code  4781, as amended by the General Assembly in 1924, mandated that a trial justice be barred from testifying in circuit court to the fact that the accused had entered a guilty plea when his case was heard below.
And, as recently noted by the Virginia Supreme Court, an appellate court may "consider, sua sponte, whether a decision would be an advisory opinion because the Court does not have the power to render a judgment that is only advisory." Martin v.
www.courts.state.va.us /opinions/opncavtx/0591042.txt   (17366 words)

  
 All about ZIP Code 23806: Petersburg, Virginia (804)
Petersburg, in Petersburg City County, Virginia, is in the 804 area code, and the EST time zone.
Its principal city is Petersburg, VA. The latitude for the geographic center of 23806 is 37.2279 and the longitude is -77.4022.
Petersburg and 23806 are located in Virginia in the United States of America.
www.zipwise.com /zip-codes/virginia/petersburg-23806.php   (488 words)

  
 City of Petersburg "THE BATTLE OF PETERSBURG"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After a successful invasion from Portsmouth, Virginia up the James River in April 1781, the British army, under the command of Major General William Phillips, landed at City Point (now Hopewell) on 24th of that month.
The Virginia militia, commanded by Brigadier General Peter Muhlenberg, which had been containing the British force at Portsmouth, had paralleled the British movement by marching along the south side of the river toward Petersburg.
The Virginia militia put up a strong resistance and, after three hours fighting and repulsing several British assaults, von Steuben ordered a general retreat across the Pocahontas Bridge, on to the Heights (now Colonial Heights), and into Chesterfield County.
www.petersburg-va.org /revwar/battle.htm   (389 words)

  
 City of Petersburg, Alaska Known as Alaska's Little Norway
The Petersburg City Council sits as the Board of Equalization, and will meet in May after the appeal deadline.
The City encourages any senior citizen who is a resident of Petersburg to contact the City letting them know they are still active in the community if they have not already done so.
The City of Petersburg Water Utility is requesting all members of the public that hike or walk their dogs in the vicinity of the water treatment plant and water storage tank, to please halt these activities during the Water Treatment Plant - Upgrade Project.
www.ci.petersburg.ak.us   (1099 words)

  
 Petersburg, Virginia
As with most of this area of Virginia, Petersburg is rich in early American history.
Petersburg also has an abundance of accommodations, restaurants and shopping...
The Petersburg National Battlefield (I-95 exit 54) is a 2,700 acre park with a Visitor's Center, exhibits, tours and film presentations.
www.icity.net /cityguide/petersburg.html   (368 words)

  
 12th Virginia Infantry, Company B
Originally a militia unit based in Petersburg, Virginia, the Petersburg Grays was one of the military units to quickly come to the defense of our home state in 1861 when called upon.
The modern-day 12th Virginia Infantry is a "progressive" reenactment unit that does a wide variety of events throughout the American East.
Affiliated with "Longstreet's Corps", the 12th Virginia is a family-friendly unit that welcomes participation from our lady members, civilians, and long-distance members.
www.12thvirginia.org   (179 words)

  
 Petersburg, Virginia Bed and Breakfast - Petersburg B&B from Pamela Lanier
Petersburg bed and breakfasts are experts when it comes to hosting family vacations.
Whether you are interested in family adventures or family reunions, a Petersburg bed and breakfast may be the perfect choice.
Petersburg, VA Inn offers guests an experience worth repeating: excellent service, romance, elegance, historic setting, and convenience.
www.lanierbb.com /Virginia/Petersburg?amen=family_fun   (125 words)

  
 Today in History: April 2
Ruins of Richmond and Danville Railroad Bridge, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1865.
Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 includes numerous photographs of the siege of Petersburg and Richmond in 1865.
Julia A. Wood's 1877 sheet music, Virginia Cotillions (which pays homage to Confederate heroes Jeff Davis, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, P.G.T. Beauregard, James Longstreet and "Jeb" Stuart) is found in Music for the Nation, 1870-1885, consisting of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the post-Civil War era.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/apr02.html   (380 words)

  
 Petersburg, Virginia site photos
One of the many earthen walled forts constructed by the Confederate forces in the line surrounding Petersburg.
Though there were few Confederate forces in front of the Union attackers Gen. William Smith stopped the attack to await re-enforcements.
The ball was fused to explode at tree level and was filled with 11 pounds of powder.
www.civilwaralbum.com /misc/petersburg1.htm   (179 words)

  
 The Political Graveyard: Petersburg city, Va.
U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1900-03, 1907-09; died in office 1909.
Member of Virginia state legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 17th District, 1837-41; mayor.
Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65.
politicalgraveyard.com /geo/VA/pt.html   (669 words)

  
 Petersburg National Battlefield (National Park Service)
Petersburg, Virginia, became the setting for the longest siege in American history when General Ulysses S. Grant failed to capture Richmond in the spring of 1864.
Grant settled in to subdue the Confederacy by surrounding Petersburg and cutting off General Robert E. Lee's supply lines into Petersburg and Richmond.
On April 2, 1865, nine-and-one-half months after the siege began, Lee evacuated Petersburg.
www.nps.gov /pete   (62 words)

  
 Virginia Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Virginia Room is a collection of materials on Southside Virginia, focusing on Petersburg.
This is particularly true of Petersburg, whose noble place in history is well known and frequently recounted." (Notes from the foreword).
He provides documented information on the people of Petersburg, the political parties and activities, the role of the railroads, the influence of the river, merchants, banking, and the iron and tobacco industries.
www.rbc.edu /library/SpecialCollections/Virginia_room.htm   (776 words)

  
 Petersburg.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petersburg Health Department is a part of Crater Health District.
Petersburg City Health Department follows the schedule of immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Medication assistance for protease inhibitors, antiretrovirals etc., is available based on eligibility criteria through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) administered by the Virginia Department of Health.
www.vdh.state.va.us /lhd/crater/petersburg.htm   (1004 words)

  
 Gillfield Baptist Church Minutes
Gillfield Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia, is the second oldest African-American congregation in Petersburg and one of the oldest in the country.
The minutes of Gillfield Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia were borrowed and digitally scanned in the early 1990s.
The library at the University of Virginia has a more complete set of Gillfield Baptist Church minutes available on microfilm.
www.library.vcu.edu /jbc/speccoll/vbha/gillmin.html   (668 words)

  
 History & Heritage: Petersburg: Virginia Is For Lovers
Virginia’s past is the beginning of the nation’s history and heritage.
From the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown in 1607 through the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, Virginia was where the nation originated, where it prospered and where many of our nation’s conflicts were resolved.
For Virginia citizen and business services visit www.Virginia.gov.
www.virginia.org /site/content.asp?SrchCity=Petersburg&MGrp=1&MCat=2   (124 words)

  
 Petersburg, West Virginia - Real Estate, Homes, Property, Commercial
You can preview other Cities in West Virginia by visiting the West VirginiaWebPage or any other State or city at the UnitedStatesWebPage.
If you are moving to Petersburg or any of the more than 282 West Virginia cities you can contact us immediately.
NEW CAREER CANDIDATES: A career in real estate can be one of the most rewarding jobs, not only financially, but in terms of the challenges, growth and of course the opportunity to meet people and assist them with one of their most important economic decisions...
www.petersburg.westvirginiawebpage.com   (626 words)

  
 Grant Attacked Petersburg, Virginia
By mid-afternoon, Confederate troops had begun to evacuate the town.
This victory was important for the Union; it ensured the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, located just 25 miles north of Petersburg, which in turn led to the end of the Civil War.
As in most cases with war, this victory did not occur overnight or without loss.
www.americaslibrary.gov /jb/civil/jb_civil_petersburg_1.html   (77 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Petersburg, Virginia (VA) - (city) - Facts and Information
Petersburg, guarding S approaches to Richmond, was under siege during Civil War (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865).
Union victory at Five Forks (April 1, 1865) led to a general assault on Confederate Petersburg lines; the city fell on April 3, 1865, the same day Union forces entered Richmond.
Petersburg Airport to W. Ft. Lee Military Reservation to E. Inc. 1850.
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/P/P03788-petersburg.html   (323 words)

  
 Walker House Bed & Breakfast - Petersburg, Virginia - BBOnline.com / Introduction
A large antebellum farmhouse built in 1815 located near Petersburg Battlefield State Park.
Our guests are invited to relax on any of several porches, stroll through the gardens, or feed the koi and goldfish in the lilypond.
Richmond: Virginia state capital, cultural center and capital of the confederacy, only 25 miles north
www.bbonline.com /va/walkerhouse   (248 words)

  
 Petersburg Regional Art Center in Petersburg, Virginia was Shockoe Bottom Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia; History ...
Petersburg Regional Art Center in Petersburg, Virginia was Shockoe Bottom Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia; History and Mission
The Petersburg Regional Art Center in Old Town Petersburg had its Grand Opening and first show July 18th, 2003.
The Petersburg Regional Art Center closed in Richmond because our lease was up and the owners of the building wanted to build apartments.
www.shockoebottomarts.com /about.html   (406 words)

  
 Petersburg Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petersburg and Richmond. ; By 1737 if not earlier, a brick church gave evidence of the locality's coming of age.
The church which has become  known as Blandford Church, may have overlooked the nascent towns of Petersburg, and Blandford,
View photos taken at Battersea and read about the Revolutionary War Battle for Petersburg.
www.craterroad.com /petersburg.html   (370 words)

  
 The Ragland Mansion Petersburg, VA, Bed and Breakfast
in Petersburg, Virginia, a 10,000 sq.ft. antebellum Italianate, has recently been carefully restored as a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
The mansion was built in the 1850s by Reuben Ragland, a rich entrepreneur and descendant of high Welsh nobility, linked to the Tudor monarchy.
During World War I, Ragland served as the first officers' club for the nearby Camp Lee military base and was the residence of General Pershing who is said to have slept in the Sycamore Room.
www.raglandmansion.com   (297 words)

  
 Petersburg, Virginia (VA) Detailed Profile - travel and real estate info, jobs, hotels, hospitals, weather, schools, ...
Petersburg, Virginia (VA) Detailed Profile - travel and real estate info, jobs, hotels, hospitals, weather, schools, crime,...
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