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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Welcome sign in Cameron, the seat of Milam County. The City of Cameron is located in north central Milam County. Photograph by Nick22aku.
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Cameron by the Numbers
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|5,306||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|5,629||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|5,552||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|5,634||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|5,635||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|5,721||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|5,546||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|5,640||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|5,052||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|5,040||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|4,565||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|4,298||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|3,263||1910||United States Census Bureau|
|3,341||1900||United States Census Bureau|
|1,608||1890||United States Census Bureau|