Shiloh Street

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Shiloh Street
Neighborhood Mount Washington
Origin of name Battle of Shiloh

Shiloh Street is named for the Battle of Shiloh, fought in 1862 during the American Civil War. The name of the battle was taken from Shiloh Church, on the main road to Corinth, Mississippi, about two and a half miles from Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. The name of the church, in turn, came from the ancient Israelite city of Shiloh, mentioned several times in the Bible.[1][2]


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan