Camptown, Scottish Borders
Camptown is a small settlement on the A68, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 5m (8 km) south of Jedburgh, and the same distance south to Carter Bar. The village lies on the course of the Jed Water, and the remains of a peel tower are close by at Edgerston.
Scottish settlers named the town in Pennsylvania after the Borders settlement, which in turn was the inspiration for the minstrel song Camptown Races by Stephen Foster. The village roadsign has appeared on postcards for comedic effect.
- Another 'Doo-dah-day' in Camptown. (1982, September 10). UPI Archive: Domestic News. Access date 21 May 2016. Access provided by the University of Pittsburgh
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- RCAHMS/Canmore record of Camphouse Farm: cairn, food vessel
- RCAHMS record of Camptown, Roxburgh / Jedburgh
- SCRAN image of road bridge at Camptown, near Southdean