Camargo is nestled in Montgomery County five miles southeast of Mt. Sterling. Camargo is a quaint little town with a population of 1,500. A farming community with rolling terrain, Camargo offers a variety of services and the necessities of a small town to its residents.
In 1960 Whitaker Bank, then Mount Sterling National Bank, did a service for the people of Camargo by bringing banking services to the community because the people of Camargo had no bank of their own in town. The original branch building was torn down and replaced by a new branch bank.
The Camargo Elementary School serves the educational needs of the children of Montgomery County. For more than 80 years there has been a Camargo School. The first red brick building was dedicated in 1915 as Camargo High School. In 1937 Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the thirty-second president of the United States, came to Camargo to dedicate the addition to the high school before a crowd estimated at 3,000. Fifty years later the school was torn down and a new elementary school was built in its place and completed in 1990. In 1995 a new addition was added and just recently the school went through an extensive renovation and is now a state-of-the-art elementary school.
Camargo was built on community pride and continues to thrive and influence community growth and a sense of community belonging.