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PETERSBURG, TEXAS (Red River County). Petersburg is 4½ miles southeast of Clarksville in southern Red River County. The community was named for Stephen Peters, who established a plantation in the area during the antebellum period. From 1933 through 1964 the population of the village was reported as seventy-five. By 1966 Petersburg was no longer listed in the Texas Almanac. Petersburg is sometimes considered part of Peters Prairie on maps of the county.

Cecil Harper, Jr.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Cecil Harper, Jr., "PETERSBURG, TX (RED RIVER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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