RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Cameron, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

The location of Cameron

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Cameron
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cameron.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Cameron to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Cameron to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cameron to:

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cameron to Moundsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,004 miles [9,662.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,596 miles [7,396.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cameron ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Cameron.

While the name Cameron is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Jump ahead to ...

 AlabamaIowaNebraskaOregon
 ArizonaKansasNew MexicoPennsylvania
 CaliforniaLouisianaNew YorkSouth Carolina
 ColoradoMichiganNorth CarolinaTennessee
 GeorgiaMississippiOhioTexas
 IdahoMissouriOklahomaVirginia
 IllinoisMontanaOntarioWisconsin

Alabama

Walker County

Our profile page for Cameron, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Cameron, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,695 miles [2,727.8 km] to the West

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Cameron, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the West

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Cameron, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Colorado

Elbert County

Our profile page for Cameron, Elbert County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Elbert County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Teller County

Our profile page for Cameron, Teller County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Teller County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Cameron, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the South

- Return to top

Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Cameron, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Illinois

Warren County

Our profile page for Cameron, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Cameron, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the West Northwest

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Cameron, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Cameron, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the West

Pratt County

Our profile page for Cameron, Pratt County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pratt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Cameron, Stafford County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stafford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Louisiana

Cameron Parish

Our profile page for Cameron, Cameron Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Cameron, Antrim County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Antrim County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Otsego County

Our profile page for Cameron, Otsego County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Otsego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Cameron, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Cameron, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the West

- Return to top

Montana

Judith Basin County

Our profile page for Cameron, Judith Basin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the West Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Cameron, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Nebraska

Hall County

Our profile page for Cameron, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the West

- Return to top

New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Cameron, Quay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Cameron, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Cameron, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the South Southeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Cameron, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West

- Return to top

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Cameron, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Ontario

Our profile page for Cameron   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cameron, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Cameron County

Our profile page for Cameron, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Cameron, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Cameron, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

South Carolina

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Cameron, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the South

- Return to top

Tennessee

White County

Our profile page for Cameron, White County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in White County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Texas

Milam County

Our profile page for Cameron, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for Cameron, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Southeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Cameron, Fairfax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fairfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Scott County

Our profile page for Cameron, Scott County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Wisconsin

Barron County

Our profile page for Cameron, Barron County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cameron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Cameron. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cameron) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cameron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cameron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cameron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8271, Longitude: -80.5660     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

- Return to Citation

<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cameron to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.966 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.941 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.899 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

- Return to Citation

<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cameron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cameron.