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Cameron (Milam County)

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Cameron became the county seat in 1846 and was named for Scottish immigrant Ewen Cameron, who was prominent in the Texas Revolution. The town remained a small trading center until the arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in 1881. This established its dominance in competition with Rockdale to the south already served by a major railroad. The small city grew during the twentieth century from agricultural services, mostly cotton and cattle ranching, and later as an area of light manufacturing.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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