“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Camp County Courthouse

Camp County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Camp County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The Texas Legislature created Camp County from the northern part of Upshur County in 1874, and voters chose Pittsburg as their county seat. The county built its first courthouse in 1881. As Pittsburg grew, the two-story brick edifice became too small for the county's needs, and in 1928 commissioners hired the Paris, Texas architectural firm of Smith and Praeger to design a new house of justice. Contractors Wentzel and Wood received the contract for the construction, which was completed in December 1928. The Classical Revival courts building features a stepped parapet, flat arched windows and Corinthian columns. Today, the courthouse remains a central part of life in Camp County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004

Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13073.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsNotable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1928.
Location. 32° 59.758′ N, 94° 
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57.93′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on North Avenue north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 North Avenue, 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. First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John L. Sheppard Home (about 600 feet away); W. L. Garrett Building (about 600 feet away); Farmer's Feed and Seed Company (about 600 feet away); Site of First Carnegie Library in Texas (about 700 feet away); Pittsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cotton Belt Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
Camp County Courthouse and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Camp County Courthouse and marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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