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Petrusburg is a small mixed farming town which started out in 1891 as a Dutch Reformed Church that served the farming community.
The town was originally started on a farm close to Emmaus, a railway station on the line between Bloemfontein and Kimberley and the foundations can still be seen. Due to a shortage of water there they had to move to the present location where a strong fountain was running. The water was in such abundance that the first houses were supplied with free running water.
Petrusburg was named after Petrus Albertus Venter on whose farm ‘Diepfontein’ or 'Deep Fountain' it was built.
In March every year a big festival, the 'Potato Festival', or 'Aartappelfees', is held.
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