Pittsburg, Nebraska

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Pittsburg is an ghost town in Seward County, Nebraska, in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Pittsburg was founded in 1873 at a location once thought to be rich in valuable peat, but the town was soon abandoned.[2] The founder might have intended the name to be Peatsburg.[3] A post office spelled Pittsburgh operated between 1873 and 1875.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pittsburg, Nebraska
  2. ^ Cox, William Wallace (1888). History of Seward County, Nebraska: Together with a Chapter of Reminiscenses of the Early Settlement of Lancaster County. State Journal Company, Printers. p. 126. 
  3. ^ Waterman, John Henry (1920). General History of Seward County, Nebraska. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Seward County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 August 2014.