A small town with a population of
946 residents according to the 2010 census. Cameron
in the Northern Panhandle of scenic West Virginia, Cameron is a growing
family-based community rich in religious values, heritage and history.
The Irish have
played an important role in the development and building of America.
Cameron was named for an Irishman named Samuel Cameron after
the finishing of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852. At this time the
honor of naming the town was given to an Irishman named David McConaughey who christened it
Cameron in honor of his friend Samuel Cameron, a railroad official of
prominence, who in 1853 took cholera at Moundsville,
died, and was taken to Charles Town, Jefferson County, Virginia, for
burial. Cameron is not only a community of unique architecture and scenic
beauty but a safe place to raise a family. Located in the tri state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West
Virginia Cameron is seventeen miles east of Moundsville,
the county seat of Marshall
County, twenty-seven miles east of Wheeling
and three hundred fifty miles west of Baltimore, Maryland.
is located in Marshall County
which is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is part
of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000,
the population was 35,519. Its county seat is Moundsville. Its southern
border is the Mason-Dixon line. Marshall County is home to the largest
conical burial mound in North America, at Moundsville. Marshall County was
formed in 1835 from Ohio County by act of the Virginia Assembly. In 1852,
on Christmas Eve, workers completed the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at
Rosby’s Rock in Marshall County. It is home to the New Vrindaban
community of Hare Krishnas, and Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold.
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