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Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cotton Belt Depot

 
 
Cotton Belt Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Cotton Belt Depot Marker
Inscription.  The narrow gauge Texas & St. Louis (Cotton Belt) Railroad arrived in Pittsburg in 1880. William Harrison Pitts, founder of Pittsburg, had donated land for a railroad depot in 1875. This depot, the second built on this site, was completed in 1901 and served the railroad until 1968, although passenger service ended in 1946. The depot is a good local example of Victorian-era design with influences of the Queen Anne style. Features include dormers on the side facades, two internal end chimneys rising from the gable roof, and an attached frame freight depot.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9793.)
 
Location. 32° 59.706′ N, 94° 58.139′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on West Marshall Street west of Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Located at the Texas Rural Heritage Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 West Marshall Street, Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Cotton Belt Depot Marker on the left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Cotton Belt Depot Marker on the left.
. Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot (here, next to this marker); Pittsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); W. L. Garrett Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Carnegie Library in Texas (about 500 feet away); Pitts Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Harrison Pitts (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ezekiel Airship (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Pittsburg Depot. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Cotton Belt Depot Marker at the image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Cotton Belt Depot Marker at the
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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