McCamey, “The Wind Energy Capital of Texas” is located on the historic Mendoza and Pecos Trails, on 385 South, 45 miles south of Midland/Odessa; between I-10 and I-20. In 1925, George B. McCamey painted his name on the side of a boxcar on a railroad spur he had financed with his discovery of “black gold”. McCamey is now a service center on a busy trucking and travel route. NextEra/FPL-operated turbines on surrounding King Mountain and Indian Mesa Wind Farms generate green power for thousands of customers.
City limits only cover two square miles, but McCamey boasts three attractions, McCamey Veterans/KIA Memorial, historic Adrian House and Mendoza Trail Museum. A former Santa Fe Depot (repurposed as a meeting space) serves as the entrance to one of six public parks. Locally owned restaurants, shops and small businesses easily outnumber the chains in town. The sheer volume of supply and oil trucks traveling through the area and hundreds of transitory workers combined with rapid “boom” growth and high-occupancy has created big-city problems for the population of 1,887.