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Petersburg Petersburg
Petersburg Christian,
On Tanner, between
1st and 2nd Streets

Petersburg Methodist,
On First, between
Market and Main

Both cards made by Wm. B. Conway, Aurora, Indiana 
Both cards have the name Mrs. Turney Barlow.  
The Methodist Church is “where Lillie's funeral was preached,” and
 the Christian Church is “where Josie's funeral was preached.”

 

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Petersburg Christian
Church, 1930
Petersburg Baptist
Church, 1930

 

Petersburg Petersburg
Petersburg Christian

Petersburg Christian,
by Caroline Williams,
c. 1950

 

 

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Methodist Church, Petersburg

“There is a wonderful religious excitement among the Methodists in Petersburg, Ky. Meetings are held day and night. Several converts, and about 60 persons have joined the church. The interest increases and it is not known when the meeting will close.” Brookville, Indiana's Indiana American, December 2, 1853

 

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Petersburg School, c. 1919
Thanks to Noris Brown Lam for this one.

Public School, Petersburg 
(between 2nd and 3rd, on Market)

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The Petersburg Academy advertises its 1830 term opening, here.

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Samuel Youell, an African American man of Petersburg died without a will in 1872.  At the time of his death he owned two town lots, numbers 172 and 173.  The people of Petersburg petitioned the state legislature to use the lots to build a “colored school.” See Acts of Kentucky, 1882, Chapter 1019.

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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

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