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Milam County, Texas

Milam County, located in east central Texas, is surrounded by Falls County to the north, Robertson County to the northeast, Burleson County to the southeast, Lee County to the south, Williamson County to the southwest, and Bell County to the northwest. Cameron, the county seat, is 60 miles northeast of Austin and 140 miles south of Dallas.

Cities, Towns & Communities

Ben Arnold | Buckholts | Burlington | Cameron - county seat | Davilla | Gause | Harmony (Harmony Church) | Lilac | Maysfield | Milano | Nashville | Pettibone | Rockdale | San Gabriel | Sharp | Silver City | Sipe Springs | Thorndale | Tracy

History

It was during the first Congress of the Republic of Texas that the Municipality of Milam came to be called Milam County. At that time the boundaries of the county comprised one-sixth of the land area of Texas. In addition to the present Milam County, the counties of Bell, Bosque, Burleson, Coryell, Erath, Falls, Hamilton, Hood, Jones, McLennan, Robertson, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, and Williamson were eventually carved out of the original Milam County. Brazos, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Eastland, Haskell, Hill, Johnson, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Mills, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stonewall, Throckmorton, and Young counties also received land from Milam County. By 1850, with the exception of a small area between Williamson and Bell counties, Milam County had been reduced to its present size. Read Milam County History from the Handbook of Texas Online >>

County & Town Histories

History of Milam County, Texas, 1956, by Lelia M. Batte.

History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.

Rockdale Centennial: History of Rockdale, Texas (1874-1974). Book online from the TXGenWeb archives.

Photos

Milam County Postcards and Photographs >>

Resources

Milam County Government Website

Milam County TXGenWeb site

Location

Cameron, TX 30° 51' 11.682" N, 96° 58' 36.948" W


book | by Dr. Radut