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Milam County Texas

Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat is Cameron. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. Milam County is named for Benjamin Rush Milam, an early settler and a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

In 1825, Robert Leftwich, representative of the Texas Association of Nashville, Tennessee, was able to receive a land grant to colonize the Milam County area from Mexico. The boundaries for this land grant "followed the Navasota River, turned southwest along the San Antonio road to the divide between the Brazos and the Colorado rivers, then northwest to the Comanche Trail, and east back to the Navasota"

In 1827, Sterling Robertson took over the colonization effort but the area was not progressing and the land grant was revoked in 1830.  Sam Houston and his business partner, Samuel May Williams, tried to get the land grant transferred to them from the Mexican government in 1831, but Mexico did not like Houston.  In 1834, Sterling Robertson took back control of the land grant and the area started to grow with individuals coming to the Milam County area.

At the time of the colonization the area (colony) was known as Municipality of Viesca to the Mexican government.  In 1835, it was renamed the Municipality of Milam by the legislative body of the Provisional Government of Texas in honor of Benjamin Rush Milam. The area was not known as Milam County until the first Congress of the Republic of Texas, in which the municipality was named.

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MILAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Cameron (county seat) * Milano * Rockdale * Thorndale * Buckholts * Ben Arnold * Branchville * Burlington * Corinth * Davilla * Gause * Maysfield * Pettibone * San Gabriel * Sharp * Val Verde *

Ghost Towns

Briary * Bryant Station * Bushdale * Clarkson * Duncan * Gay Hill * Lilac * Nashville * Nile * Port Sullivan * Silver City * Sipe Springs * Tracy *

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Jul 2018: Marriage News: BROWN, PROVENCE; Death News: BARMORE, HOGAN, SNIVELY, BEAZELY; Sick List News: BARBER, CHEATHAM, TALIAFERRO; Calamity News: MUNDINE Hotel fire
Apr 2018: Visiting News: SPRAGUE, WHITE, TOWNES, NEEDBAUM
Dec 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendly; Crime News: CULBRETH; Death News: HICKS, BEDELL - Transcribed by Heather Holley; Sick List News: LOVETT, HENRY, MOORE, STORY; Marriage News: HEFLEY, GOUGH, REEVES, MOELLER; Visiting News: CRUNK, CRUTCHFIELD, MARTIN, SHARP, ROBINSON, JONES, HINE, CUMMINGS, KERR, PARK
 
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