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Brief History:
Present day City of Petersburg was originally formed as Fort Henry in 1645, renamed Peter's Point and then renamed Petersburg in 1733.  Established in 1748, it was incorporated as a town in 1784 and incorporated as a city in 1850.  Parent counties for the City of Petersburg were Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George County.  In 1784, the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas and Ravenscroft were added.

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