Fort Henry, Petersburg, Virginia

The Founding Of Petersburg, Virginia

On August 17, 1650, Edward Bland and Abraham Wood left Fort Henry to conduct the first documented English expedition to southwestern Virginia. Some of the areas known as Fort Henry, Virginia would later be known as Petersburg.

On December 17, 1748 the Virginia Legislature established Petersburg, Virginia as a city.

The Historic Petersburg Foundation has a timeline of the various events that occurred in the city.