Campville, Florida

Coordinates: 29°39′59″N 82°07′06″W / 29.66639°N 82.11833°W / 29.66639; -82.11833
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Photo of the brick factory in the community of Campville, Alachua County, Florida, USA. The photo was given to Herman Gunter by the owner of the plant, Mr. Maulsby, in 1914.

Campville is a community in eastern Alachua County, Florida,[1] north of Hawthorne. The community grew up along the route of the Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad, with a sawmill, a store, a church, a school and a score of homes in the area when a post office was established in 1881. It was named for three brothers by the name of Camp who ran a large sawmill in the area.[2] The population was about 300 in 1928, when a brick factory, several tree nurseries, and four stores were located in the community.[3] The brick factory was also founded by the Camp brothers and bricks produced there can be seen in Gainesville's old downtown buildings. The bricks are a tan buff color.[2] The post office was closed in 1966.[4]


  1. ^ "Campville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pickard, John B. (2001). Historic Alachua County and old Gainesville : a tour guide to the past. Gainesville, FL: Alachua Press. ISBN 0967278864. OCLC 50765140.
  3. ^ "History of Campville". Historic Preservation Alachua County. Alachua County Historical Commission. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Bradbury, Alford G.; Hallock, E. Story (1962). A chronology of Florida post offices. Florida Federation of Stamp Clubs. p. 13.

29°39′59″N 82°07′06″W / 29.66639°N 82.11833°W / 29.66639; -82.11833