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CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Cameron County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:
    CAMERON COUNTY
    Created February 21, 1848; From Nueces County;
    Organized August 7, 1848;
    Named in honor of Ewen Cameron, 1811-1843; Captain in the Mier Expedition; Shot at Queretaro;
    County Seat, Santa Rita 1848-1849; Brownsville, since the earliest battles of the Mexican War, and the last battle of the Civil War were fought in this county
    Cameron County Courthouse
    Texas - Cameron  County Courthouse
    Cameron County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Cameron County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat -
    Brownsville
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  • Arroyo City
  • Bluetown
  • Boca Chica
  • Boca Chica Village
  • Brownsville County Seat
  • Combes
  • Harlingen
  • Indian Lake
  • Kopernik Shores
  • La Feria
  • La Paloma
  • Laguna Vista
  • Las Rusias
  • Los Indios
  • Los Fresnos
  • Lozano
  • Olmito
  • Port Isabel
  • Rancho Viejo
  • Rio Hondo
  • San Benito
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Rita ghost town, 1st county seat
  • Santa Rosa
  • South Padre Island
  • Tejon ghost town
  • TX Cameron County 1920s Map
    Cameron County 1907 postal map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cameron County 1920s Map
    Cameron County 1920s map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cameron  County 1940s Map
    Cameron County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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