Cameron County

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Cameron

Cameron County is named for Simon Cameron, who was Secretary of War and a United States Senator for Pennsylvania.

 

Created:  March 29, 1860 

County Seat:

Emporium  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Emporium  

 

Location:  20 East 5th Street / Cherry Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  A B Wagner

Contractor:  J W Kriner

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building sits on the side of a hill. The south front has a large square red colored brick tower rising five stories with steep roof and Lady Justice at the top. In the center of the first story are three large stone trimmed arches. At the southwest corner is an octagonal tower. The roof is sloped. On the east side the building extends south from the main building and forms the new addition constructed in 2000 to 2002. The architect was L Robert Kimball & Associates and the contractor was Carl E Swanson & Sons Inc.

 

Note:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Sullivan County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McKean County

E – Potter County and Clinton County

S – Clearfield County

W – Elk County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011