Pittsburg, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Pittsburg is located in Carroll County, Indiana
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.


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]


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.


  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.