Camptonville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1820 - 1884
for whom the town of
Through deep appreciation of the
pioneer spirit, this memorial has
lovingly been erected by his family.
Erected 1972 by Robert Campton Family and Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 39° 27.12′ N, 121° 3.067′ W. Marker is in Camptonville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a small town square at the entrance to the town. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15265 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Acton Meek Cleveland (here, next to this marker); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932Lester Allen Pelton (here, next to this marker); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bull Meek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Brown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camptonville.
Regarding Robert Campton. In the 1850's Camptonville was located on the main road between Marysville and Nevada City to Downieville. Pack-mule trains also stopped here daily. The first "boom" occurred in 1852 when gold was discovered on Gold Ridge, east of the present town. One of the new arrivals was Robert Campton, a blacksmith, for whom the town was named.
Also see . . . Camptonville - The Little Town That Could. The Camptonville Community website gives a short history of the town. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.