Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
Preserve America
City of Rockdale
Historical Marker: City of Rockdale, Milam, TX
City of Rockdale
Rockdale began as a railroad town in 1874 along a
new line of the International & Great Northern.  It
grew quickly as a shipping point and soon boasted
churches, schools, cotton gins, grist mills, and
Opera House, a bank and newspaper.  The City of
Rockdale formally organized in 1875.  Work on a
City Hall began at this site in 1895 on the design
of Austin architect A. O. Watson.  Completed years
later, it provided space for city programs, social
gatherings, school functions and political
meetings, and housed the Volunteer Fire Department
for 80 years.  Altered in the 1930's, resulting in
the loss of a tall bell tower, the former City Hall
still serves as a reminder of Rockdale's early
U.S. 79, West Cameron Street
Rockdale, TX  76567