Welcome to the South Pittsburg Historical and Preservation Society. We hope you will find our website and organization a useful tools as you research the history and architecture of our beautiful Southern town.

South Pittsburg Historical and Preservation Society

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” -Cicero

Who We Are

We would like to thank you for visiting our web site and hope you enjoy your visit. Our city has a great history that is reflected in the structures, land and people of our community. It is our hope that through this web site we can educate the public of our city’s unique past and help promote the preservation of its heritage while at the same time, promote interest in our city’s future.

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What We Do

We are a non-profit organization originally formed by our local city government to take up the challenge of rebuilding the downtown’s historic Princess Theatre located on Cedar Avenue. Since that time our society has evolved to include other projects including restoring the old Primitive Baptist Church, which is known today as the Chapel on the Hill.

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Out Mission

The mission of the South Pittsburg Historical and Preservation Society is to preserve, interpret, and promote the history Tennessee, with a specific focus on South Pittsburg and it’s neighboring areas, to educate and connect its people throught the history, culture, and heritage of our Southern town.

4 ways to GET ENVOLVED


First Tuesday of each month
6 PM Central
Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooprative
(Meeting room)

512 S Cedar Ave, South Pittsburg, TN 37380

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Copyright Notice!

This web site is for educational purposes only. Contents contained within including photographs, stories and other materials are copyrighted either by the SPHPS, Inc., its contributors and/or authors/photographers and/or their heirs and may not be reproduced without express written permission from party that retains said copyright. Our society’s initials are placed on each image to show where the image was found on the Internet. However, this does not imply that we (society) hold copyright to said image. In addition, a “Courtesy of” tag is applied to most cut-lines for photographs to indicate source of material. This is not always an indication of copyright ownership by said contributor. If you locate an image on our site that is copyrighted and not properly credited please contact us so that we can properly indicate copyright ownership.

If you have pictures you would like to share please contact the society.

Get in Touch


316 Dedar Ave
South Pittsburg, TN



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