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

Pitts Family Cemetery

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Pitts Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Pitts Family Cemetery was established by William Harrison Pitts, founder of Pittsburg, according to family history. The earliest burial on this site was that of Sarah Richardson Harvey Pitts, the third wife of W. H. Pitts and mother of their daughter Ella, in 1862. Confederate Corporal Joseph H. Pitts was buried her in 1863. Others interred here include W. H. Pitts' mother, Drucilla Neal Pitts, and five of his eight siblings. These members of the large Pitts family left their Georgia plantations and reestablished their households here on the Texas frontier in the mid-19th century. They shaped early Camp County and saw Pittsburg grow into a thriving village. The cemetery remains a chronicle of early Camp County history and culture.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11790.)
 
Location. 32° 59.833′ N, 94° 58.208′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on Quitman Street (Texas Route 11) east of Moreland Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Pitts Family Cemetery Marker with Pitts family cemetery in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Pitts Family Cemetery Marker with Pitts family cemetery in background.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Quitman 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. William Harrison Pitts (here, next to this marker); Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cotton Belt Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stafford-Paris House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); W. L. Garrett Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abernathy House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. The Pitts Family Cemetery
 

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