The form of what
was to become the City of Campbell began in 1902 when the
Youngstown Iron, Sheet and Tube Company established operations on the banks of
the Mahoning River in Coitsville Township. The character of the
city came from the young immigrants who poured into the Mahoning
Valley to work in the growing steel industry. The original boom
town ultimately matured and officially became known as the City
of Campbell in 1926.
James Anson Campbell is the founding father.
Recent years have pointed to a
transition in the industrial makeup of Campbell and the Mahoning
Valley. The City of Campbell, along with the communities of
Lowellville and Struthers and the townships of Poland and
Coitsville, have already begun to prepare for this transition.
Community leaders from these areas have formed a community
improvement organization, the CASTLO CIC, to encourage other
types of manufacturing and service oriented industries to locate
in the valley.
Community residents and
businesses enjoy the excellent commercial and industrial
services afforded by the close relationship of Campbell to the
Greater Youngstown area. Campbell is outlined by S.R. 289, 616,
and U.S. 422, with easy access to I-680 which, in turn, provides
access to S.R. 11, I-80, I-76, and the Beaver Valley Expressway.
Rail service is provided by the Mahoning Valley Railway Co.,
Chessie, and Three Rivers Railroads.
A wide range of education
opportunities is available to area residents. In addition to an
excellent public school system, there are the Mahoning County
Joint Vocational School and Youngstown State University. Located
just 4.0 miles northwest, Youngstown State offers undergraduate
studies in the arts, sciences, and engineering. In addition,
associate degree programs in most technical fields and graduate
programs have been developed.
Roosevelt Park, located in the
northeast quadrant of the city, offers Campbell residents 64
acres of park for picnicking and ice skating. Facilities are
also available for baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis.
CASTLO CIC and other civic organizations are working with city
government to develop sites and a community atmosphere which
will encourage existing industry to expand and new industry to
locate. An important undertaking is the current project of
creating the CASTLO Industrial Park from former Youngstown Sheet
& Tube Struthers Works that includes 120 acres and eleven
buildings totaling 600,000 square feet. Currently space at the
park is being utilized by 17 companies.