Petal City Hall is located at 119 West Eighth Avenue, Petal, MS 39465; phone: 601-545-6885.
Petal separated from Hattiesburg in 1974. The name honors Irving R. Polk's daughter, Petal. Polk was the first postmaster of the post office, established in 1903, and named for his daughter. [en.wikipedia.org, accessed May, 2012].