Petersburg is an independent city (meaning it is not a part of any county) located in the U.S. state of Virginia. Part of the Richmond, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, Petersburg is located a little more than 20 miles south of the capital and has long been an important transportation and logistics hub in the area. During the waning years of the American Civil War, Petersburg was the site of a pitched and long-lasting siege for control of the rail hub, and after the war the city emerged as a center of learning, as Virginia State University was founded in the city. In the 20th century, economic competition from Richmond stalled growth efforts in the city, though in more recent years a focus on the city’s history has begun to bring more economic opportunity to Petersburg, and has grown modestly as a result.
Basic Facts About Petersburg
- Current population: 32,400
- Current mayor: W. Howard Meyers
- Total area: 23.2 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.petersburg-va.org/
- Founded in: 1748
- Zip codes: 23803-23806
- Area codes: 804
Car Shipping to Petersburg Tips and Tricks
On the whole you should not have a hard time finding car shipping to Petersburg, Virginia. The area may be relatively small, or at least in comparison to its neighbor Richmond, but auto transportation carriers like to run routes into and out of big cities and their surrounding bedroom cities and communities. In this case, carriers can easily find customers in and around Richmond, including Petersburg; because of its proximity, they can easily get into and out of Petersburg, often on the same day they roll into Richmond (or the day they’re planning to leave). This allows them to service more customers in a smaller frame of time, which usually results in better prices for customers as it costs carriers less to run those routes. Though you should speak to an agent for more details, on the whole prices to or from Petersburg should be about the same as into or out of Richmond.
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