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

Wolfe County, 1860

 
 
Wolfe County, 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Wolfe County, 1860 Marker
Inscription.  Formed from parts of Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell counties. It was the 110th created.

Named for Nathaniel Wolfe, 1810-65, a native of Virginia, reported to be first graduate of the University of Virginia. In Kentucky, he was Commonwealth's Attorney for Jefferson County for 13 years, 1839-52. Member of State legislature, 1853-55, 1859-63.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1256.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 44.101′ N, 83° 32.837′ W. Marker is in Campton, Kentucky, in Wolfe County. Marker is on Court Street. The marker is on the grounds of the Wolfe County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campton KY 41301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USA Gens. Morgan CSA (here, next to this marker); Swift's Silver Camp (a few steps from this marker); Gateway to Appalachia
Wolfe County, 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Wolfe County, 1860 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Wolfe County Veterans Wall (a few steps from this marker); Wolfe County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Alvan Drew School (approx. 4 miles away); Hazel Green Academy (approx. 8˝ miles away); a different marker also named USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campton.
 
Wolfe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Wolfe County Courthouse
Wolfe County Veterans Wall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Wolfe County Veterans Wall
Wolfe County Veterans Wall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
5. Wolfe County Veterans Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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