CAMERON

Population 5,591

Altitude 402.


General

A small town in rich agricultural area of Milam County settled by a diverse group of pioneers in the 1840s. Town named for Ewen Cameron, a Scot Highlander prominent in the Texas Revolution; county named for another independence fighter, Ben Milam, whose statue is on the courthouse grounds. It's not unusual to hear Czech, German, and Spanish - mingled with distinctive Texas drawls - still being spoken by some Cameron residents.

Cameron lies on Texas 36, a segment of the ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.


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