Cameron Real Estate
Cameron, Texas is the county seat of Milam County, named after the surveyor who drew out the land after it was purchased in 1846.
The railroads were late arriving at Cameron by Texas standards. The first of two railway lines hit the town in 1881, the second line a decade later. With the trains, came the citizens. Cameron's population quadrupled from 1881 to 1891. Cameron real estate started to develop rapidly at that point.
The first successful oil exploration was in 1921 when the Minerva-Rockdale field started bubbling up the black gold. At the time of the original wells, it was called Minerva-Cameron field because of its proximity to the town of Minerva. Some of the finest crude in the state resulted from these early wells. Expansion of the drilling extended to the edge of Rockdale, giving the land its new moniker.
At that time, Cameron had good hotels and boarding houses. Auditorium Hotel was the headquarters of the oilmen. The whole town prospered thanks to the activity of the pay sand. Newspapers tempted investors to come to Cameron and make money from the rigs.
There was a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Cameron in the 1940s. During WWII sugar rationing hit home at the plant, they had to cut back on production to ensure the quality of the drink remained the same. You can still see some of the original Coca-Cola advertising on the walls of buildings around town.
Living in Cameron
The Milam County Historical Museum is "detained" in the original jailhouse. Pioneer cemetery is close to downtown, the Milam County Historical Commission has information regarding the who, what, where and when of the gravesites.
We have a hard-working high school football team, our mascot is the Yeomen. The Yeoman competed for state championship titles in the division three years in a row. Girl's track team was a contender for the state championship. The Cameron Band is a top contender in state competitions as well.
The school system built a 23,000 square foot performing arts building that seats over 800 audience members. Cameron students, as well as the community, enjoy shows of all kinds in our state-of-the-art facility.
The Dewberry Festival is held during the third week of May each year. Dewberries are in the blackberry family, and grow wild in this part of the country. We celebrate our native fruit with food and fun for everyone during our annual jubilee.
If you enjoy a good startle, take a tour of our Warehouse of Horrors during the Halloween season. This award-winning fright fest is also a fundraiser for our local Crimestoppers crew.
Real Estate in Cameron
You can still see part of our history with the Victorian homes downtown. There are ranches for sale on the outskirts of Cameron, waiting for the next wave of farmers to make use of the excellent soil found in Milam County. Traditional homes dot the landscape as well, making Cameron real estate a something-for-everyone market.
Please contact us to help you find your new home in Cameron.