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Welcome to South Pittsburg ...

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

A typical abbreviation for South Pittsburg: S. Pittsburg

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Pittsburg has a population of 3,029 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of South Pittsburg.

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), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for South Pittsburg: (423)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Pittsburg had an population of 3,029 people. This is an increase of 1.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.07% 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.

Adding South Pittsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of South Pittsburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for South Pittsburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named South Pittsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville [Walker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of South Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
  • Jasper [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of South Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • Sewanee [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewanee
    • Sewanee [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of South Pittsburg
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,311 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewanee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sewanee<6>
  • Bridgeport [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of South Pittsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,297 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Bridgeport:
    • Jonesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stevenson [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of South Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<6>
    • Morganville [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville [Dade County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of South Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Whitwell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitwell
      • Whitwell [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of South Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitwell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitwell<6>
    • Tracy City [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy City
      • Tracy City [Grundy County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of South Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracy City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tracy City<6>
    • Powells Crossroads [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powells Crossroads
      • Powells Crossroads [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of South Pittsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powells Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powells Crossroads
    • Durham [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of South Pittsburg
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Marion County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Pittsburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Pittsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Pittsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Pittsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0118, Longitude: -85.7081    
<5>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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