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El Campo

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Pearl of the Prairie

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The population of El Campo is approximately 10,511 (1990), 11602 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,133 (1990), 4140 (2010).

The amount of land area in El Campo is 14.781 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from El Campo to Washington DC is 1330 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
El Campo is positioned 29.19 degrees north of the equator and 96.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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El Campo location: about eighty miles south of Houston

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El Campo history:

In the late 1800s cowboys would drive cattle to the train tracks in the middle of the prairie here and would set up camp. This wasbefore El Campo was founded. A beacon that "gleamed like a pearl in the night" was located at the train tracks where the men camped and the cattle would be loaded on the train. Hence the name El Campo which is translated The Camp, and Pearl of the Prairie for the shining light.
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