Pittsburg, Indiana facts for kids

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Pittsburg
Unincorporated community
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Tippecanoe
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
ZIP code 46923
FIPS code 18-60210
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

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.

It was likely named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Geography

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.


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