History of Pittsburg
(Indian Stream Republic)

Poore Homestead on Route 145

Poore Homestead on Route 145

Pittsburg, NH was once an independent nation known as the Indian Stream Republic. In 1832, the United States and Canada could not agree on which country owned the land, so the settlers of the region established their own nation, even creating their own coins, stamps and government. In 1836, the Republic yielded to NH and was recognized by treaty as United States territory. Pittsburg gets its name from William Pitt, an English statesman and an advocate for the 13 colonies.

A visit to the Pittsburg Historical Society or to the Poore Homestead on Route 145 will take you back in time to those days of struggle and hardships for our ancestors.