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Camptonville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Robert Campton

 
 
Robert Campton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Robert Campton Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
Robert Campton
1820 - 1884
The popular and sturdy blacksmith
for whom the town of
Camptonville
was named

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small town square at the entrance to the town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15265 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America.
 
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-1932 (here, next to this marker); Lester Allen Pelton (here, next to this marker); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M.
Robert Campton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Robert Campton Marker
This marker is the center marker in this view.
(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.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Camptonville Jail image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. The Camptonville Jail
This jail building is located behind the marker in the small town square at the entrance to the town.
Camptonville School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
4. Camptonville School
This building was the original two room school with younger students in one classroom and older students in the other. Both classrooms had wood burning stoves for heat. The wall separating the two rooms was removed and this building is now used as the school multi-use room. Currently there are about 40 students from grades K - 8th.
Cleveland Avenue - The Main Street of Camptonville image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
5. Cleveland Avenue - The Main Street of Camptonville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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