Campton Church

The Campton Church was built in 1857 to serve primarily as a Baptist Church for the residences of the newly formed community of Campton. It was one of the first houses of worship in this vicinity. The building served not only as a house of worship but also as a gathering place for the local community. When the railroad passed through in 1886 placing depots in the neighboring towns of Lamont and Dundee, Campton's future became very bleak. The community was gradually consumed by Lamont and Dundee. In 1894 the church merged with the Free Will Baptist Church in Lamont. The church remained open for a few years but soon closed. The church stood vacant for many years falling into a state of disrepair. In August of 1912 the church was sold to S.L. Platt of Oelwein. Mr. Platt had the building torn down and hauled the lumber to Oelwein. The land was then given to the Campton Cemetery.
Campton Church