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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

Pyote Museum and Rattlesnake Bomber Base

Rattlesnake Bomber Base was the training base for thousands of B-17 and B-29 bombardment crews during World War II. After the...

Midland County Historical Museum

Midland County Historical Museum exhibits include early Midland history, photos, pioneer relics, mementos of the Civil War, W...

Whitehead Memorial Museum

Dedicated to life and legends of frontier Southwest, museum includes rustic structure that was early trading post serving bot...