The etymology is from Casameana or "Middle house" (maison du milieu in French), indeed located between Sauxillanges and Saint-Germain-l'Herm, it was a stopping point for monks travelling between these two points. It was mentioned in Religious books as far as 995.
The village features various monuments of interest, mainly the church and the castle, which, however, was destroyed by the German armed forces during WWII.
In the woods at Christmas time, December 2005.
Sur la route de Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson, dans le premier virage après le monument de la bataille de Chaméane, se trouve un mégalithe dit "Pierre du moine" ou "Pierre du moine blanc", que longe un fossé de quelques mètres, l'ancienne voie romaine.