Çameli District is a settlement center that was established as a result of the Turkification of Anatolia after the Malazgirt war. As a result of the defeat of Karamanoğulları to Seljuks in 1277, it is believed that some Karaman people migrated to the west and these settled in different places in Western Anatolia as nomad tribes. Names such as Karaman and Karamanlı, which are found around Burdur and Denizli, are based on this fact. The first known name of Çameli District is KARAMAN. Until the Republican period, Karaman was connected to Köyceğiz. Over time, some tradesmen settled in Karaman, allowing the population to increase. The first masjid was built here. It has been named as “CUMAYANI” in time since people came here to perform Friday prayers. Karaman, which became the center of the environment in the Republican Era, was connected to Marmaris and Köyceğiz for the first time in 1930 and to Acıpayam in 1932. It was the District Center in the first administrative arrangements in 1953, and its name was changed to “ÇAMELİ” inspired by the surrounding forests.