|Street Scene, Petersburg|
Aerial View of Petersburg
In the late 1891, the Post Office department, decided to standardize the spelling of town names, and, among other changes, required all towns whose name ended in “burgh” to drop the final “h.” More about the re-naming of American towns can be found in a pdf at this site.
Petersburg Soldiers in WWII
“Freed from much of the excitement found in larger towns, [Petersburg] possess many advantages of outlet and intercourse. Floating palaces propelled by steam, and the iron horse with a long train of coaches at his heels, are very frequently in view; and the people of this town are within two hours of the Queen City!” The Covington Journal, August 20, 1870
|“To Turnpike Contractors Sealed proposals will be received b the directors of the Petersburgh and Burlington Turnpike Company, on Friday, the 18th day of May next, at the office of Wm. Snyder, in the town of Petersburgh, for the grading and McAdamizing five miles of said road; also, the stone and wood work of one Bridge. The grading and McAdamizing will be let in sections, as may suit the parties. Those who wish to undertake the above named work, are referred to the Engineer (Geo. Moore) who ill be found on the ground where the Pike is to be made, from the 1st to the 5th of May, who will give any information that may be necessary. William Snyder, President” Covington Journal, April 27, 1849|
|Four farms near Petersburg are on the National Register of Historic Places, all pdf's.|
|Wingate-Gaines Farm||A. E. Chambers||Boone Fowler Rogers||Prospect Farm|
|Petersburg was legally established as a town in 1818. (It was established in an act of the Legislature in tandem with another town, Fredericktown, in Washington County.)|
|The second covered bridge out of Petersburg floods out, in 1907. Read it here.|
|J. Frank Tilley wrote a reminiscence of Petersburg in 1893. His personal incidents are interesting, but some of his historical facts are pretty off base.|
|The Odd Fellows Building, former home of Ryles Supermarket, is on the National Register of Historical Places. The text description from the Register is here, the pictures are here, both pdf's.|
For substantial portions of the Northern Kentucky Views Petersburg images,
we are indebted to the E. Y. Chapin Library in Petersburg, and to Ms. Bridget
Stiker, at the Hebron Branch of the Boone County Library.