Cameron County, Texas

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Cameron County is the southernmost county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 335,227. Its county seat is Brownsville[1]. Cameron was founded in 1848. Cameron is named for Captain Ewen Cameron [1], a soldier during the Texas Revolution and in the ill-fated Mier Expedition.

Cameron County is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville Combined Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,276 square miles (3,304.8 km2), of which 906 square miles (2,346.5 km2) is land and 371 square miles (960.9 km2) (29.03%) is water.

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