The History of Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg (population 575) is located in far south-central Illinois. The town sits in the northeastern portion of Williamson County about three miles northeast of the county seat of Marion. Pittsburg is situated on Pittsburg Road about 2 1/2 miles north of Illinois Route 13. A county road called Perry Road also takes you to Pittsburg.
We have been able to find very little information on the internet regarding the town of Pittsburg and its school system. The only information we have found is the above photo provided to us by our good friend Roberta Van Breisen. The photo was found on the U.S. War Archives website. There were two photos listed that were supplied by Betty Moake which were titled “Pittsburg High School.” This information is found at http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/williamson/williamsonphoto.html . Also check out the web address of http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/williamson/photos/ .
It appears that Pittsburg did support a high school through at least the 1930s. It is probable that Pittsburg High School began in the early 1920s and existed through the late 1940s. If you have ANY further information regarding Pittsburg and its former high school please contact us.
Pittsburg High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: late 1940s?
Consolidated to: Johnson City High School
Pittsburg HS nickname: unavailable
School team colors: unavailable
School fight song: unavailalbe