The beautifully restored Milam County Courthouse (a participant in the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program) with its perfectly manicured grounds welcomes guests to this charming community. For a glimpse into the past, explore a miniature model of Cameron, circa 1940, on display along with county memorabilia at the Milam County Historical Museum, which occupies the old county jail and a historic building on the square. The castle-like Romanesque- Revival structure, complete with gloomy cells and gallows tower, was restored as a jail and sheriff’s living quarters. Just down the street, an old department store is home to the museum’s impressive collection of county artifacts, including a compelling series of letters from soldiers during the Civil War, one describing the Battle of Antietam. Learn about Milam County’s earlier history on the Spanish Colonial route known as El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail by following the signs in Cameron leading to significant river crossings, mission sites and the natural landmark known as Sugarloaf Mountain.