Railroad reached area in 1805,
and Mexican cowboys who brought cattle herds to railhead
called the site "El Campo", (the camp). When
incorporated in 1905, city fathers used the Spanish words in
naming city. Now a center for agriculture (largest rice-producing
county in state), oil,
gas, manufacturing. Excellent hunting and fishing.
El Campo Museum of Art, Science
trophies from five continents displayed against huge murals
and in natural settings. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - noon, I -
5 p.m.; Sat. I - 5 p.m. Located in civic center at 2350 N.
Mechanic (Texas 71 & F.M. 2765).