Camp Air, Texas

HISTORY

Welcome to Camp Air, Texas

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Camp Air, Texas is located in Mason County at the intersection of US Highways 87/377 & RM 1222. Camp Air was likely named by John Kyle, who was the first to build a store and a filling station on the Mason-to-Brady Highway. John Kyle reportedly said that his store looked like a camp, and he had nothing else but air. The area's history goes back to the 1850s when soldiers from Fort Mason would cut hay for their livestock. In the 1860s, rangers from Camp San Saba would retire to the area after their enlistment term ended. Today the Prairie School, Cemetery, Church, and the General Store are all that remains of Camp Air.

 

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Sights Around Camp Air, Texas

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Camp Air General Store
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Camp Air General Store

Out of business since sometime in the 1980s, Camp Air received its name because there was little else there except for air.

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