Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Campbellton is located at(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.
Cammpbellton 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 Asbothduring 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 unsuccessfulattack 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.