Cameron

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.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Cameron is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.86055890
    Longitude
    -96.97647600

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Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Cameron
Pop. Year Source
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