The Township of Cameron is located 10 minutes east of Mattawa. It consists of Klock's, Morel and Rankin. It got its name from Chief Justice Sir Matthew Crooks Cameron, who was an MPP and held several senior government positions and was knighted in 1887.

The first white settlers to arrive in this region was in the 1840s. They were lumbermen who came to work for the Klock's Lumber company or farmers that wanted to work the land and sell their supplies to the lumber companies that were working in this area. The township was incorporated in 1887.

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Klock's mill in Cameron Township.

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Klock's Train Station


Many lumbermen stayed and brought their families. In 1912 there was also an influx of Finnish immigrants who had been working in the mines that arrived in Cameron to work the rich farm land. As time went by, it developped into a busy township with a train station, so people could do business in Mattawa and schools.