Pittsburg, Oregon

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Pittsburg, Oregon
Building in Pittsburg
Building in Pittsburg
Pittsburg is located in Oregon
Pittsburg
Pittsburg
Location within the state of Oregon
Pittsburg is located in the United States
Pittsburg
Pittsburg
Pittsburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°54′3″N 123°9′4″W / 45.90083°N 123.15111°W / 45.90083; -123.15111Coordinates: 45°54′3″N 123°9′4″W / 45.90083°N 123.15111°W / 45.90083; -123.15111
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyColumbia
Elevation
584 ft (178 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97064
Area code(s)503 and 971
GNIS feature ID1125453[1]

Pittsburg is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. Pittsburg is located on the Nehalem River near its confluence with the East Fork Nehalem River. The Scappose-Vernonia road and the St. Helens-Pittsburg road join Oregon Route 47 near Pittsburg.[2] Pittsburg's elevation is 584 feet (178 m).[1]

Pittsburg was named by early area resident Peter Brous, who settled there in 1879 and built a sawmill and a gristmill.[3] Brous named the community for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having formerly lived in that state.[3] The Oregon post office was established with the name "Pittsburgh" on April 17, 1879, with Brous as the postmaster.[3] The name was changed to "Pittsburg" in 1892 and the post office was discontinued in 1908.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pittsburg
  2. ^ Oregon Transportation Map: Columbia County
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 767–768. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.

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