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Cameron, Texas

The county seat of Milam County, Cameron was established in 1846, and is located on the Little River. It was named for Ewen Cameron, a Scot highlander prominent in the Texas Revolution; the county was named for another independence fighter, Ben Milam, whose statue is on the courthouse grounds. The downtown has been revitalized, with the renovation of the historic courthouse and an 1891 Victorian-style building that now serves as Cameron City Hall. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic downtown; experience history and progress coming together.

Cameron lies at the crossroads of U.S. 77 and Texas 36, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to the coastal ports.

Be sure to visit the restored Victorian homes, the Magnolia Inn and Travis Tea Room, for tours, lodging, and dining.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Bridges of Milam County

Some of Milam county's 100-plus steel bridges from the 1900 era are still in use today. Brushy Creek Bridge once spanned Bushy Creek south of Thorndale until it was moved to Cameron'

Cameron, TX Historic Bridges

St. Monica's Catholic Church

Founded in 1883, the congregation of St. Monica's Catholic Church erected this structure in 1927-28

Cameron, TX Historic Churches

Site of First Home in Cameron

An historical marker marks the boyhood home of L. S. "Sul" Ross (1838-1898) Texas Governor from 1887 to 1891. L. S. Ross who was a Confederate general served as president of Texas A. &

Cameron, TX Historic Sites

Magnolia House

Known as the Magnolia House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully restored Victorian house was the home of prominent citizens in Cameron, Dr. Nathan and Lula Cass, for over a century. The Octagon Mode, Queen Anne style house was built in 1895

Cameron, TX Historic Homes

Milam Calaboose

Located across from the Milam County Historical Museum housed in the historic jail, the bid to build the 1862 calaboose was accepted by the Cameron City Council from a company called Westmoreland and Mullinax for $262.60

Cameron, TX Pioneer Life

Things to do near Cameron, TX

Mckinney Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Athens Lake Fishing

This lake is known for largemouth bass in the 3- to 8-pound range but has produced a lake record of 13.81 pounds. Sunfishes p...

Trails Of Frisco Golf Club, The

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...