"Petersburg, Grant County, West Virginia" Petersburg by Stephen-KarenConn

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Petersburg, a small town of about 2,500 people, is the seat of Grant County in northeastern West Virginia. About 11,000 people live in this beautiful rural county. Petersburg was founded circa 1745 by Jacob Peterson, who owned the area's first merchandising store. It was incorporated in 1910.

To me, the most notable attraction in Petersburg is the Fort Mulligan Civil War Site, on the southern edge of town. Both Union and Confederate troops oppupied this strategic hilltop at various times during the War Between the States. For photos and more information about Fort Mulligan, you may go to my West Virginia, Back Roads and Byways page.

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  • Pros:Beautiful, peaceful, friendly small town America
  • In a nutshell:Gateway to the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia
  • Last visit to Petersburg: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 22, 2006
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