Campton, Georgia

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Campton, Georgia
Unincorporated community
Campton, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Campton, Georgia
Campton, Georgia
Coordinates: 33°52′18″N 83°43′13″W / 33.87167°N 83.72028°W / 33.87167; -83.72028Coordinates: 33°52′18″N 83°43′13″W / 33.87167°N 83.72028°W / 33.87167; -83.72028
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWalton
Elevation925 ft (282 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)470/678/770
GNIS feature ID354976[1]

Campton is an unincorporated community in Walton County, Georgia, United States.[1] It is located approximately 15 miles from Dacula and Highway 316.

History[edit]

An early variant name was "Camp's Station".[2] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the "Town of Campton" in 1905, with corporate limits extending in a one-half mile radius from the storehouse of William F. Camp.[3] The town's charter was officially dissolved in 1995.[2]

The William Harris Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in or near Campton.[4]

In the media[edit]

The 2012 film Wanderlust was shot on location in Campton.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Campton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 33. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1905. p. 698.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Walton County is camera ready". The Walton Tribune. Retrieved 5 April 2018.