Cameron, Texas

Cameron, Texas

Welcome sign in Cameron, the seat of Milam County. The City of Cameron is located in north central Milam County. Photograph by Nick22aku.

Cameron, the county seat of Milam County, is at the intersection of U.S. highways 77 and 190, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad fourteen miles north of Rockdale in the north central part of the county. In April 1846 the Texas Legislature authorized a seven-member commission to find a permanent site for the Milam county seat. The commission purchased a sixty-acre tract of Daniel Monroe's headright on the Little River later that year and named the new town Cameron, in honor of Ewen Cameron.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
5,629 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,552 2010 Texas Demographic Center
5,634 2000 Texas Demographic Center
5,635 1990 Texas Demographic Center
5,721 1980 Texas Demographic Center
5,546 1970 Texas Demographic Center
5,640 1960 Texas Demographic Center
5,052 1950 Texas Demographic Center
5,040 1940 Texas Demographic Center
4,565 1930 Texas Demographic Center
4,298 1920 Texas Demographic Center
3,263 1910 Texas Demographic Center
3,341 1900 Texas Demographic Center
1,608 1890 Texas Demographic Center