The city of Petersburg is the County Seat of Menard County (Central Illinois.) Petersburg is a vibrant small town with a population of approximately 2,200 residents, and is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Springfield, IL, the Illinois state capital.
Tourists are drawn to Menard County on a seasonal basis. New Salem State Park is located just south of the Petersburg city limits, and additional tourism and shopping destinations are located within various local communities. Learn More About Petersburg and Menard County.