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

Pittsburg

 
 
Pittsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Pittsburg Marker
Inscription.  Anglo settlement of this area began in the 1850s. The W. H. Pitts (1815-1898) family arrived from Georgia in 1854, and soon were joined by more settlers from the southern United States. Pitts donated land for a townsite, which was named in his honor. In 1874, when Camp County was created from Upshur County, Pittsburg became county seat. Two railroad lines were built through the area by 1880, and in 1891 the citizens voted to incorporate their town. Pittsburg continues to serve as a transportation, business, marketing, and cultural center for the county.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9805.)
 
Location. 32° 59.725′ N, 94° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on Market Street south of Quitman Street (State Route 11), on the right when traveling south. Located in Pendergrass Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Market 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. Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Belt Depot
Pittsburg Marker at the gazebo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Pittsburg Marker at the gazebo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); W. L. Garrett Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Carnegie Library in Texas (about 400 feet away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (about 600 feet away); William Harrison Pitts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pitts Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on Pittsburg. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
View of marker looking south on Market Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. View of marker looking south on Market Street.
 

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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 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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