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Camp County
Camp County


PITTSBURG, TEXAS

Camp County Seat, East Texas

US 271 and Highway 11
19 miles N of Gilmer
14 miles S of Mount Pleasant
60 miles SW of Texarkana
Population: 4,516 (2010) 4,347 (2000) 4,007 (1990)

Pittsburg, Texas Area Hotels > Mount Pleasant Hotels
Pittsburg Tx Prayer Chapel
Chapel at the Prayer Tower
Photo courtesy
Barclay Gibson, July 2007

Pittsburg, Texas Topics:

  • Pittsburg History
  • Pittsburg Landmarks/Attractions - photo gallery
  • Camp County Courthouse next page
  • Pittsburg Historic Churches next page
  • Pittsburg Area Hotels: Mount Pleasant Hotels

  • Historical Marker Text:

    Pittsburg

    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.

    Pittsburg, Texas Landmarks / Attractions

  • Camp County Courthouse
  • Witness Park and Prayer Tower - Jefferson and Lafayette Street.
    "The tower features four Paccard bells from France and a chapel that never closes."
  • Pittsburg Historic Churches
  • The Ezekiel Airship - In late 1902, at least a year before the Wright brothers soared into the sky, an airplane designed by Rev. Burrell Cannon was flown 160 feet at Pittsburg. See:
    The Ezekiel Airship by Bob Bowman (From "All Things Historical")
    The First Air Flight by Bob Bowman (From "All Things Historical")
  • Pittsburg’s Hot Links by Bob Bowman
    Few East Texas foods are as well-known as those spicy sausages, better known as “hot links,” served at Pittsburg (the one in East Texas).
  • Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center & Museum -
    In the old Cotton Belt Railroad Depot on Marshall St.
    Thursday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM. 903-856-0463
  • Pittsburg Area Hotels > Mount Pleasant Hotels
  • Pittsburg Tx - Statue - Jesus Washing Peter's Feet
    Statues at the Prayer Tower in Pittsburg: Jesus Washing Peter's Feet
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    More Texas Statues
    Camp County Courthouse, Pittsburg TX
    Camp County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
    Pittsburg Tx - 1904 Methodist Church
    The 1904 Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Tx - 1896 Beulah CME Church
    The 1896 Beulah CME Church
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Tx Reeves Chapel Methodist
    Reeves Chapel Methodist Church
    "The Reeves Chapel was about 6-8 miles west of Pittsburg down an old county road. Finding churches like this just about take my breath away." - Barclay Gibson
    Pittsburg Tx - Reeves Chapel Cemetery
    Reeves Chapel Cemetery
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Tx - 1902 Building
    1902 Building
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Tx - 1902 Building
    1902. More Pitted Dates
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Dr. Pepper Good For Life
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Texas Coca Cola Painted Wall Sign
    Drink Coca Cola
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, 2005
    Pittsburg Tx - State Farm Sign
    Colorful Pittsburg
    Photo courtesy
    Barclay Gibson, July 2007
    Pittsburg Recreation - Area Lakes and Fishing
    These lakes "within eighteen miles of Pittsburg that are reputed to be among the best bass-fishing lakes in Texas."
  • Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
  • Lake Cypress Springs
  • Lake O' the Pines
  • Lake Monticello
  • Lake Welsh

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    Pittsburg Tourist Information
    Camp County Chamber of Commerce:
    903- 856-3442, 800-207-3442
    202 Jefferson Street Pittsburg, Texas 75686
    http://www.pittsburgtx.com/
  • Pittsburg, Texas water tower





    Pittsburg water tower
    Photo courtesy Kazu

    Pittsburg, Texas Forum
  • Subject: Pittsburg
    I want to say I had the honor of visiting Pittsburg in 1991! My father was Milton Cheney and we(my seven siblings and I) had never met our fathers family. He was born in Oregon as all of us were. After some searching I found Sam and Earline Jones. Earline is my Dad's sister. It was very exciting to visit the town where a lot of our roots were from. I must say I loved Pittsburg! I also loved all the Cheneys I met. I truly want to visit again some day. Sincerely, Dixie Nunn, Lebanon, Oregon, March 20, 2006

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