Cameron
County
Historical
Commission

"Remembering the Past... For the future!"

PRESERVATION

The purpose to preserve is to keep the beauty and elegance of style which was created. Allowing for that item to be preserved can let not only current but future generations enjoy the beauty which that item holds.

EDUCATION

"Without knowing the past, you are destined to repeat it." We believe that saying is more than just a saying, it is a life lesson. Knowing about the past helps in almost all facets of life.

PROMOTION

To tell the world of the greatness of Cameron County, a county which some have said is the most historic of all counties in Texas. Assisting with local and state entities and agencies, the CCHC does just that!

Portals of Time

Historical markers

Historical Markers are not just plates of metal and paint, they are portals in time where historically significant events or people which have shaped Cameron County and Texas happened. On any given day, and with a little imagination, one could almost see the events and people come alive at the significant grounds.

187

The total number of Texas Historial Commission Markers located in Cameron County.

23

The average number of markers within any given city in Cameron County.

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County of Cameron

Cameron County, officially the County of Cameron, is the southernmost county in the state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 406,220 Its county seat is Brownsville.

The county was founded in 1848 and is named for Captain Ewen Cameron, a soldier during the Texas Revolution and in the ill-fated Mier Expedition. During the later 19th century and through World War II, Fort Brown was a US Army outpost here, stimulating the development of the city of Brownsville.

Cameron County is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville, TX Combined Statistical Area, which itself is part of the larger Rio Grande Valley region.