Cameron is a city in Milam County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,634 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Milam County. Cameron is situated at the Junction of U.S. Highways 77 and 190, approximately 71 miles northeast of Austin in north central Milam County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2square miles (11Square kilometers), all of it land.Catherine Hardwicke, an American film director who directed the popular vampire film Twilight, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, was born in Cameron.