Petersburg, Delaware County, Iowa

Petersburg (formerly, Petersburgh) is an unincorporated community in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. It lies at an elevation of 1112 feet (339 m).

Petersburg, Iowa
Saints Peter and Paul Church
Saints Peter and Paul Church
Petersburg is located in Iowa
Petersburg
Petersburg
Location in Iowa
Coordinates: 42°33′18″N 91°12′47″W / 42.55500°N 91.21306°W / 42.55500; -91.21306Coordinates: 42°33′18″N 91°12′47″W / 42.55500°N 91.21306°W / 42.55500; -91.21306
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyDelaware County
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

HistoryEdit

 
Petersburg in eastern Delaware County, Iowa, in 1903

The first building, a store, was built in Petersburg in 1873. The post office was established in 1874.[1] Petersburg's population was 76 in 1902.[2]

Saints Peter and Paul parish is a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The Saints Peter and Paul Church was completed and consecrated in 1906. It was constructed in cut-stone in the Gothic Revival style. The interior contains an intricately carved high altar, dark woods and gold trim.[3]

EducationEdit

Petersburg is within the Western Dubuque Community School District. It is zoned to Dyersville Elementary School in Dyersville,[4] Drexler Middle School in Farley, and Western Dubuque High School in Epworth.[5]

The remaining Catholic grade school in the "Spires of Faith" Catholic church network, which operates Catholic churches in the area, is St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Dyersville, and the secondary school is Beckman Catholic High School.[6]

In 1987, the St. Boniface School (New Vienna) and SS. Peter & Paul School (Petersburg) merged to create Hennessy Catholic School. Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Hennessy Catholic School consolidated all its classes from New Vienna into the Petersburg building,[7] and Archbishop Hennessy closed entirely in 2018.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The History of Delaware County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. pp. 559.
  2. ^ Cram's Modern Atlas: The New Unrivaled New Census Edition. J. R. Gray & Company. 1902. pp. 203–207.
  3. ^ "Petersburg's Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church". Delaware County. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Dyersville Elementary Boundary Change Map." Western Dubuque Community School District. Retrieved on July 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "WDHS Boundary map." Western Dubuque Community School District. Retrieved on July 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Home". St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Retrieved 2020-04-18. - linked from the Spires of Faith homepage (as of 2020/04/18)--> As per this site Hennessy School had a relationship with Beckman Catholic "School". Hennessy Catholic School. 2001-06-06. Archived from the original on 2001-06-06. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  7. ^ Muilenburg, Matt (27 February 2013). "Hennessy School consolidation underway". Dyersville Commercial. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  8. ^ Wong, Allison (2017-09-21). "Hennessy Catholic School to close at the end of the school year". KCRG-TV. Retrieved 2020-04-07.