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McCamey, Texas

Before 1925, only a lone boxcar occasionally stood on the siding at this featureless site. Then an oil driller named McCamey hit a gusher. In less than a year, McCamey was a brawling boom town of 10,000 housed in tents and hastily constructed buildings.

Much quieted, McCamey today is still a center of oil activity and is a livestock shipping point for surrounding ranches. In addition, a growing number of wind turbine generators on the surrounding mesas make McCamey the wind energy capital of Texas.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near McCamey, TX

Railroad Bunkhouse

Constructed prior to 1900, the bunkhouse is one of the oldest buildings in Sanderson. Assessed in 2001 as being sound and wor...

Alley Oop Park - Camping

Pull-through wheeled-camper sites w/water, elec & sewage 10. No limit on stay. Dump sta, grills, picnic tables & Alley Oop Fa...

Val Verde Winery

Family enterprise in its fourth generation, founded in 1883 by Italian immigrants. Grapes had been grown in the area since 18...

Fort Davis National Historic Site

When pioneers and gold seekers surged west in the mid-1800s, national concern focused on secure travel routes. In Texas, near...

Million Barrel Museum

The Million Barrel Museum was built in 1928 as oil-storage facility. When operational, the tank stored a million barrels of c...