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

Camp County

 
 
Camp County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Camp County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from Upshur County
Created April 6, 1874
Organized June 20, 1874
Named in Honor of
John Lafayette Camp
1828-1891
Soldier – Lawyer – Statesman.
Member of the Constitutional
Convention 1866, State Senator
in 1874
Pittsburg, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 9789.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1874.
 
Location. 33° 2.325′ N, 94° 57.572′ W. Marker is near Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on U.S. 271, half a mile north of County Road 4114, on the left when traveling north. Located at a southbound pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel John L. Camp (here, next to this marker); Stafford-Paris House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Abernathy House (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Harrison Pitts (approx. 2.9
1936 Centennial Camp County marker next to Colonel John L. Camp Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. 1936 Centennial Camp County marker next to Colonel John L. Camp Marker.
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miles away); Pitts Family Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (approx. 3 miles away); Farmer's Feed and Seed Company (approx. 3 miles away); Camp County Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on Camp County. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Camp County 1936 Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Camp County 1936 Centennial Marker
The 1936 granite and bronze historical markers were part of a unique effort and represent aspects of the historic preservation and craftsmanship of that time.
View from marker looking north on US-271 Highway. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
4. View from marker looking north on US-271 Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 24, 2022