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Campbellton, Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Jackson
 • Total 2.68 sq mi (6.93 km2)
 • Land 2.60 sq mi (6.72 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
184 ft (56 m)
 • Total 191
 • Density 73.60/sq mi (28.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-09900
GNIS feature ID 0279954

Campbellton is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 230 at the 2010 census.


Campbellton is located at 30°56′55″N 85°23′47″W / 30.94861°N 85.39639°W / 30.94861; -85.39639 (30.948587, -85.396472).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is land and 1.11% is water.


Campbellton was the site of a small skirmish on September 26, 1864, during the waning days of the Civil War. Local Confederate cavalry under the command of Captain Alexander Goodwin unsuccessfully contested the advance of a Federal column led by Brigadier General Alexander Asboth during the preliminary phase of what would become the Battle of Marianna.

The nearby Forks of the Creek Swamp, along the border with Alabama, was a refuge for many Unionist and Confederate deserters during the war. Joseph Sanders, a former Confederate officer who had switched sides and taken a commission as a lieutenant in the Federal Army, hid out in the swamp for four months during the winter and spring of 1864; he emerged in March of that year to mount an unsuccessful attack on Newton, Alabama, which resulted in the loss of three of his men. Repeated Southern efforts to dislodge the Unionists in the swamp proved unsuccessful.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 277
1930 314 13.4%
1940 311 −1.0%
1950 307 −1.3%
1960 309 0.7%
1970 304 −1.6%
1980 336 10.5%
1990 202 −39.9%
2000 212 5.0%
2010 230 8.5%
2020 191 −17.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Campbellton racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 69 36.13%
Black or African American (NH) 106 55.5%
Some Other Race (NH) 5 2.62%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 7 3.66%
Hispanic or Latino 4 2.09%
Total 191

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 191 people, 97 households, and 66 families residing in the town.

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