Pittsburg, Indiana

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Pittsburg
Unincorporated community
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Pittsburg is located in Carroll County, Indiana
Pittsburg
Pittsburg
Location in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°35′34″N 86°42′06″W / 40.59278°N 86.70167°W / 40.59278; -86.70167Coordinates: 40°35′34″N 86°42′06″W / 40.59278°N 86.70167°W / 40.59278; -86.70167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Tippecanoe
Elevation[1] 554 ft (169 m)
ZIP code 46923
FIPS code 18-60210[2]
GNIS feature ID 441211

Pittsburg is an unincorporated community in Tippecanoe Township, Carroll County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Pittsburg was laid out in 1836.[3] A post office was established at Pittsburg in 1838, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1915. The name of the post office was officially spelled Pittsburgh until 1894.[4]

It was likely named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[5]

Geography[edit]

Pittsburg is located at 40°35′34″N 86°42′06″W / 40.59278°N 86.70167°W / 40.59278; -86.70167, on the west side of the Wabash River across from the town of Delphi. U.S. Route 421/State Road 39 passes through town on Monroe Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Odell, John Curtis (1916). History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 87. 
  4. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and probably named for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.