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Coordinates: 21.135988°N, 79.120°E
Altitude: 269 m (883 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Kamthi
State/Province: Maharashtra
Country: India
Transport links
Bengal-Nagpur Railway
Kamptee-Deolapar-Ramtek Railway

Kamptee (also Kamthi) was a town in the Nagpur District in the Central Provinces that originally grew up around a military cantonment. It was at one time a flourishing trading town.


The cantonment was established in 1821 and until the end of the century controlled the entire Nagpur District.


Christ Church Cemetery Kamptee is a vast, now-nearly ruined old graveyard which is just opposite the Church, but on the other side of the road. It is now under the control of the CNI and adjoins the RC cemetery. The BMD records are believed to have been moved to Nagpur.[1]

External links

Historical books online

  • Plan of Kamptee An Atlas of the Southern Part of India 1854 Archive.org
  • Kamptee Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 329
  • "Station of Kamptee page 142 Report on the Medical Topography and Statistics of the Northern, Hyderabad and Nagpore Divisions, the Tenasserim Provinces and the Eastern Settlements. Compiled from the Records of the Medical Board Office, Madras 1844. Includes Plan of the Cantonment of Kamptee. Archive.org, Granth Sanjeevani Collection.
  • Kamptee page 74, The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the Table Lands"
  • The cantonment at Kamptee page 277 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
  • Kamptee page 427 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
  • Report upon the Military Cantonments of Kamptee and Seetabuldee by J L Ranking Surgeon Major, Sanitary Commissioner for Madras 1869 Google Books
  • List Of Inscriptions on Tombs or Monuments in the Central Provinces and Berar by O S Crofton [Olive, wife of a Civil Servant] 1932. Archive.org, Central Secretariat Library, Government of India Collection. 2nd file (which appears to have been sourced from the Digital Library of India) which may be easier to read, however a number of pages are missing at the beginning of the book prior to digital file page 17 (book page 4). Crofton, in the Introduction, mentions that the numbers killed by tigers and other animals of the jungle “is considerably larger than would appear from the lists”. This book is also available on FamilySearch/LDS microfilm 795967 which is available at the Society of Genealogists.


  1. Nimkhedkar, Harshawardhan Bosham Cemetery tied to Christ Church in Kamptee Rootsweb India Mailing List 12 November 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2014