Milam County Museum

The Milam County Museum was still in use as the County Jail until 1978. It has now expanded to the Museum annex nearby.

The old County Jail is furnished much the same as it was before it became a museum. The building not only housed the inmates, it also was home for the County Sheriff and his family.

Museum Director, Charles D. King, has done much to make this a truly first class facility and takes full advantage of the rich history of Milam County.

If you would like to contribute artifacts, information significant to the history of Milam County or your time, contact the director at (254) 697-4770.


Born in 1893, Arthur E. Kruse, D.D.S., was practicing dentistry in Gidding, TX, where he met the young woman, Lois Bowers, who would be his wife and mother of his children. He soon determined to find a better town “where people paid their bills” and selected Cameron in the mid-1920s where he put down permanent roots. His full-time dental office was upstairs in First National Bank, now Classic Bank, until late in life when he wanted to end his practice, but his patients continued to call on him. Very gradually he did stop working. Cameron’s longest practicing dentist died two weeks shy of his l04th birthday in 1997. He had been one of Cameron’s most influential civic leaders.


An extensive collection of Milam County artifacts is primarily displayed in the annex shown at the left. This photograph is of the prior annex location on E. Main but the annex as recently been moved to 1st Street, on the other side of the courthouse square. New photos will be posted when they become available. If you have good photos of the new location, please send by email to the webmaster.