The railroad reached the area in the 1880s, and Mexican cowboys who brought cattle herds to the railhead called the site el campo, the countryside. When El Campo was incorporated in 1905, the city fathers used the Spanish words to name the city. Historical murals painted on buildings can be found throughout the town. El Campo is known for its great waterfowl hunting and excellent fishing. The city has a variety of restaurants and is famous for its barbecue.
El Campo celebrates its hearitage with the Prairie Days Festival, held annually the first Saturday in October.
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