Historical Marker TextAnglo
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.
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." -
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."
Bob Sandlin State Park
O' the Pines
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Pittsburg Tourist Information
Camp County Chamber of Commerce:
903- 856-3442, 800-207-3442
202 Jefferson Street Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Pittsburg water tower
Photo courtesy Kazu
Texas Forum Subject:
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