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Do you know of Pitt ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Pitt. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Pitt.

Our sources for Pitt (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Pitt other than they indicate that Pitt would be found somewhere in Lawrence County, Alabama.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1884 and closed  in 1916.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Pitt ...

We found seven communities that share the name Pitt.

Within Alabama, the name Pitt is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Finney County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Pitt [Finney County].
      • Kingman County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Pitt [Kingman County].
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Pitt [Shiawassee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lake of the Woods County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Pitt [Lake of the Woods County].
    • New York
      • New York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Pitt [New York County].
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Pitt [Horry County].
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Pitt [Klickitat County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pitt ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Pitt:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Pitt - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Lawrence County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Lawrence County.

Brick 
BrookvilleLangtown
 Leola
ColeLile
Crow 
 Munk City
Dry Creek 
 Ora
Flossy 
 Pool
GrenadaProgress
Gum Pond 
 Robertson
Hodges Store 
 Sewickley
IsadoreStep
 Summers
Jacobs 
JenningsTempleton
Joe Wheeler Dam 
 Wheeler Station
Kimo 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pitt could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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