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.
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. [3 ] [4 ]
It was likely named after
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [5 ]
Geography [ edit ]
Pittsburg is located at
, on the west side of the 40°35′34″N 86°42′06″W / 40.59278°N 86.70167°W Wabash River across from the town of Delphi. U.S. Route 421/ State Road 39 passes through town on Monroe Street.
The corner of Washington and Howard.
The town's historical marker.
References [ edit ]
^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25 . Retrieved . 2008-01-31
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved . 2008-01-31
^ Odell, John Curtis (1916). . B.F. Bowen. p. 87. History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions
^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History . Retrieved . 28 August 2014
^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). . Indiana University Press. p. 265. From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and probably named for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.