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Welcome to South Pittsburg ...

The city of South Pittsburg is located in Marion County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of South Pittsburg, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1876.

A typical abbreviation for South Pittsburg: S. Pittsburg

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Pittsburg has a population of 3,030 people<2> (see below for details).

South Pittsburg is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: South Pittsburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from South Pittsburg (for example, toward Lookout Mountain (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for South Pittsburg: (423)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Pittsburg had an population of 3,030 people. This is an increase of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Pittsburg had a population of 2,992 people (or 10.6% of the total population of Marion County). This makes South Pittsburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of South Pittsburg represents 0.05% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,992 people, the population of South Pittsburg decreased 9.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,295 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Pittsburg.

Communities Also Named South Pittsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named South Pittsburg - it's located in Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Pittsburg.

Communities near South Pittsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Pittsburg.

  • Thompsonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
  • Jasper
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,412 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper <5>
  • Sewanee
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Bridgeport
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Jackson County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,272 people
    • Former name for Bridgeport:
    • Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport <5>
  • Trenton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton is located in Dade County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton <5>
  • Stevenson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
    • Stevenson is located in Jackson County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson <5>
  • Morganville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
    • Morganville is located in Dade County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,835 people
  • Whitwell
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitwell
    • Whitwell is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitwell <5>
  • Lookout Mountain
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Tracy City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracy City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy City
    • Tracy City is located in Grundy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tracy City <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Pittsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Pittsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Pittsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around South Pittsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Pittsburg. See our Newspapers Page for South Pittsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Pittsburg ...

Looking for more information about South Pittsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for South Pittsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Pittsburg.

Adding South Pittsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Pittsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Pittsburg was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the South Pittsburg post office opened in 1876.

We also found South Pittsburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

For more details, see References and Mentions for South Pittsburg.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Pittsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Pittsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Pittsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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