McCamey, in the southwestern Upton county, was founded after the discovery of oil nearby. Wildcatter George McCamey brought in the Baker No.1 on September 27, 1925 and the town grew from a siding established on the Orient Railroad to supply the new field. McCamey now has a population of 1,846.

Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-off and Festival will be September, 27 and 28th at Santa Fe Park in McCamey. Call 432-652-8202 for information.