Place:Cole Camp, Benton, Missouri, United States

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NameCole Camp
TypeCity
Coordinates38.459°N 93.204°W
Located inBenton, Missouri, United States
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Cole Camp is a small city in Benton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,121 at the 2010 census.

The town is known for the annual street fair in September. It also hosts a Maifest in May, an Oktoberfest in October and a Christbaumfest in late November that all highlight the town's German heritage.

Cole Camp was the site of a skirmish early in the American Civil War, when the local pro-Union Home Guard company was attacked by a Missouri State Guard force on June 19, 1861. At this battle of Cole Camp, the Home Guard were defeated with a loss of 35 men killed or wounded.

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