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The Cities and communities of Cambria County, Pennsylvania*



Barnesboro (consolidated with Spangler to form Northern Cambria on 1/1/00)

Carrolltown, Cassandra, Chest Springs, Cresson

East Conemaugh, Ebensburg (County Seat), Ehrenfeld

Gallitzin, Geistown



Lilly, Loretto

Nanty Glo

Northern Cambria

Patton, Portage

Sankertown, Sidman, South Fork, Spangler (consolidated with Barnesboro to form Northern Cambria on 1/1/00), Springhill, Summerhill


Vinco, Vintondale


*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Cambria County, Pennsylvania

1990: 163,029
2000: 152,598

The county has 30 townships, 32 boroughs and one city

Land area: 696 square miles

County Courthouse
200 South Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1936
Phone: (814) 472-5440
Toll-free: 800-540-2525
FAX: (814) 472-4661

Cambria County Commissioners

200 S Center St
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1947
Phone: 814-472-1606

Cambria County official site

Cambria County Historical Society
615 N. Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1122


Cambria County was formed 26 March 1804 as Pennsylvania's 41st county. The county was formed from the following other counties:
Somerset, Bedford & Huntingdon Counties

Surrounding counties: Armstrong, Blair, Centre, Indiana, Westmoreland, Clearfield

The Johnstown Flood
A wall of water which some say was 60 feet high came out of the Little Conemaugh River Valley on May 31, 1889 and crashed into the city of Johnstown. The center of the city was mostly destroyed and thousands were killed.

The Johnstown Flood Museum
The Johnstown Flood

Genealogy in Cambria County

The Political Graveyard for Cambria County PA.

GenWeb page for Cambria County - US GenWeb Project genealogy page for Cambria County

Climate and Weather:

Mean Temperature: 51.89 degrees F.
Mean Maximum Temperature: 63.16 degrees F.
Mean Minimum Temperature: 40.62 degrees F.
Average Annual Rainfall: 40.16 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 52 inches

A weather page for Cambria County and the Johnstown area.

Convention & Visitor's Bureau for Johnstown and for Cambria County
111 Market Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: 814-536-7993
Toll-free: 800-237-8590
Fax: 814-539-3370

Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce
111 Market Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
Phone : ( 814 ) 536 - 5107
Fax : ( 814 ) 539 - 5800

Cambria County Library
248 Main St.
Johnstown, PA 15901-1677
Phone: 814-536-5131

Johnstown Cambria County Airport Authority
479 Airport Road
Phone: 814-536-0002


The Portage Tunnel in Cambria County is the first railway tunnel in the United States.

The steepest vehicular inclined plane in the world (grade 71%) is in Johnstown in Cambria County. Here are some facts about the inclined plane

The Potato Fest - each October in Ebensburg. This festival is for potato lovers of all ages and helps promote the fact that Cambria County is the second largest potato producer in the entire state.

Things to see and do in the Johnstown area.

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