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Campton in Wolfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Swift's Silver Camp

 
 
Swift's Silver Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Swift's Silver Camp Marker
Inscription. John Swift's fabulous journals report silver operations in East Kentucky. References to ships on the Spanish Seas and to coinage of silver in this area with six trips from Atlantic Coast to this region, 1761 to 1769, is unsolved mystery. Intrepid searchers have found no trace of cache or mine. One Swift camp reputed to have been on site of this Court House.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 559.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 44.106′ N, 83° 32.837′ W. Marker is in Campton, Kentucky, in Wolfe County. Marker is on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campton KY 41301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USA Gens. Morgan CSA (here, next to this marker); Wolfe County, 1860 (a few steps from this marker); Gateway to Appalachia (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1870 (approx. 14.3 miles away); "Bloody Breathitt" (approx. 15.4 miles away);
Swift's Silver Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Swift's Silver Camp Marker
Breathitt Volunteers (approx. 15.4 miles away); Willie Sandlin (approx. 15.4 miles away); Breathitt County (approx. 15.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Campton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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