Cameron County Pennsylvania


Land of the Endless Mountains!

Cameron County (population 5,913) was created on March 29, 1860, from parts of Clinton, McKean, Elk and Potter Counties. It was named for U.S. Senator Simon Cameron. Emporium, the county seat, was incorporated as a borough on October 13, 1864. Its name is Latin for market or trade center. The name Emporium was first used in the late 1700's to describe the area because of the river access and potential for trade. On the left is a  map of the area in 1836.

1870 Map of Cameron County - This is the Vosberg map that contains names of some land owners.   The maps are high detail and may be slow loading.

1895 Map Of Cameron County- This is from an 1895 US Atlas. Slow loading page, but worth the wait!

1895 Populations by Town- Where was Buckwalter???  Now called Howard Siding                                                                                                 


1836 Pennsylvania Map- This is a huge file of a beautiful map. The section above was taken from it.

1855 Pennsylvania Map- This is a scan of a map in my collection that shows still more changes after 1843!

This page was last updated on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

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