Marlow is near the Little River, a mile north of Farm Road 2095, and three miles east of Cameron in central Milam County. According to local sources the community was called Devils Bend in the 1880s because of the gambling that took place there. The name was changed to Marlow after Ben Marlow gave land for a cemetery, a Baptist church, and a school. In 1903 the community had a two-teacher school for seventy-two White students and a one-teacher school for fifty-seven Black students. The Marlow schools had been consolidated with the Cameron district by the early 1930s. A church, a business, and several houses were shown at Marlow on the 1941 county highway map. Forty-five residents were reported there in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.
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