Gillfield Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American congregations in the City of Petersburg, had its beginning in Prince George County in 1788. The church, located at 209 Perry Street, houses. Gillfield Baptist Church is nestled in the historically rich community of Petersburg, Virginia (population 31,500). The City has 182 miles of roadway with two major interstates (I-95 and I-85). Petersburg has a council/manager form of government and a real estate tax rate of $1.38 per $100.00. The Petersburg Public School System has one high school, two middle and seven elementary schools. Virginia State University, Richard Bland College and John Tyler Community College are located in the immediate Petersburg area. Within an hour’s drive of Petersburg, are ten additional colleges and universities, including Virginia Union University, the College of William and Mary, the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Gillfield Baptist Church
- 209 Perry Street Petersburg, VA 23803