Historic cemeteries in
Milam, Texas

Allday Cemetery Armstrong Cemetery Batte Cemetery Beale Cemetery Ben Arnold-Elm Grove Cemetery Bingham Cemetery Bozeman Cemetery Browns Cemetery Bryant Station Cemetery Burlington Cemetery Bushdale Cemetery Caddo Cemetery Center City Cemetery Corinth Cemetery Coxes Providence Community Cemetery Davilla Cemetery Dockery Cemetery Felton Cemetery Forest Grove Cemetery Foster Cemetery Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery Gause Peaceful Rest Cemetery Griffin Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hamilton Cemetery Harlin Chapel Cemetery Harmony Cemetery Harrell Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hobson Cemetery Holliman Cemetery Hope Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery Hurt Cemetery Isaacs Family Cemetery Jewish Cemetery Lamkin Cemetery Lawson Cemetery Ledbetter Cemetery Lewis Family Cemetery Liberty Hill Cemetery Little River Cemetery Little Rocky Cemetery Locklin Cemetery Long Cemetery McCann Cemetery McCann Cemetery McFarland Cemetery Milam Grove Cemetery Minerva-Midway Cemetery Moss Ragsdale Cemetery Mount Homer Baptist Church Cemetery Murray Cemetery Nance Cemetery Nashville Cemetery Norman Valley Cemetery North Elm Cemetery Oaklawn Cemetery Old City Cemetery Old City Cemetery Rockdale Old Hill Cemetery Old Marak Cemetery Old Providence Cemetery Old Salem Cemetery Oxsheer-Smith Cemetery Pearson Cemetery Pebble Grove Cemetery Phillips Cemetery Pin Oak Cemetery Pjatka Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Port Sullivan Cemetery Prospect Cemetery Rice Cemetery Richards Cemetery Riddle Cemetery San Andres Cemetery San Antonio Cemetery San Jose Cemetery Sand Point Cemetery Sanders Cemetery Server Cemetery Sharp Cemetery Smyrna Cemetery St. Michael's Cemetery St. Monica's Catholic Church Cemetery Stoneham Cemetery Story Cemetery Thorndale Cemetery Turnham McCowan Cemetery Unknown (Brazos River ) Cemetery Unknown (Clarkson Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Conoley) Cemetery Unknown (Elm Creek) Cemetery Unknown (Ledbetter Park) Cemetery Unknown (Ledbetter Park) Cemetery Unknown (Liberty) Cemetery Unknown (Marak) Cemetery Unknown (Marlow Sch) Cemetery Unknown (Milano) Cemetery Unknown (Milano) Cemetery Unknown (Mt Zion Ch) Cemetery Unknown (N Minerva) Cemetery Unknown (Pleasant Retreat Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Rockdale) Cemetery Unknown (Salty) Cemetery Unknown (Sand Grove Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Springfield) Cemetery Unknown (Stephen Chapel, Gause) Cemetery Unknown (String Praise Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Thorndale) Cemetery Unknown (W Of Davidson Creek) Cemetery Unknown Grave (Davilla) Cemetery Urban Cemetery Val Verde Cemetery Vogelsang Cemetery Walkers Creek Cemetery Winston Cemetery
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Milam County, located in central Texas, has a rich and diverse history that dates back to the early 19th century. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache, and Comanche. These tribes coexisted with Spanish explorers and later with Anglo settlers who gradually began to migrate to the area.

In 1825, the Mexican government issued land grants in the region, attracting a wave of American immigrants to the area. In 1834, the Mexican government designated Milam County as a separate municipality, and it was named after Benjamin Rush Milam, a prominent Texas revolutionary. After the Texas Revolution in 1836, the region experienced continuous growth and development.

During the mid-19th century, agriculture became the primary industry in Milam County, with cotton being the dominant crop. Many plantations were established, relying on slave labor until the abolition of slavery in 1865. The county also saw the establishment of several small towns, including Cameron, Rockdale, and Buckholts, which served as centers of trade and commerce.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the arrival of the railroad played a significant role in the county's development. The expansion of rail lines allowed for easier transportation of goods and people, boosting the local economy. The county experienced periods of prosperity and setbacks, including the Great Depression, but managed to rebound and adapt to changing economic conditions.

Today, Milam County remains an agricultural hub, known for its production of cotton, corn, and livestock. It is also home to scenic landscapes, historical landmarks, and a vibrant community that values its history and heritage. The county continues to evolve, embracing new opportunities while preserving its cultural roots.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Milam County, Texas.

  • 1824 - Milam County is part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas
  • 1837 - The Republic of Texas establishes Milam County as a separate entity
  • 1846 - Milam County is officially part of the state of Texas after the Texas Annexation
  • 1860s - Milam County experiences a surge in population and economic growth due to the railroad expansion
  • 1874 - Cameron is selected as the county seat of Milam County
  • 1940s-1950s - Milam County becomes an important hub for oil and gas production
  • 1960s-1970s - Milam County faces economic decline due to the decrease in oil and gas production
  • 1990s - Milam County experiences some economic revitalization through tourism and the establishment of new industries