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Camden County

Camden County, NC

LAND AREA: 240.68 square miles
POPULATION:
9,980
White: 8,193
Black/African American: 1,316
American Indian: 33
Asian: 146
Pacific Islander: 5
Other: 74
Two or more races: 213
Hispanic/Latino: 215 (of any race)

From the 2010 Census, US Census Bureau.

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Coastal Plain

Geographic Information

REGION: Coastal Plain
RIVER BASIN: Pasquotank
NEIGHBORING COUNTIES: Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank

Camden County, NC

by Jay Mazzocchi, 2006

See also: Great Dismal Swamp.

Camden County, located in the Coastal Plain region of northeastern North Carolina and bordered in part by the state of Virginia and Albemarle Sound, was formed in 1777 from Pasquotank County and named for Sir Charles Pratt, earl of Camden, in gratitude for the support he gave to the colonists. The Tuscarora and Weapemeoc Indians, who left North Carolina in 1774, were the first inhabitants of the area; by 1650 English settlers had arrived, many drifting south from Virginia. The county seat, Camden, dates to 1740, when it was known as Plank Bridge. Its name was changed to Jonesborough in 1792 and, by 1840, to Camden. Other Camden County communities include South Mills, Belcross, and Shiloh.

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge covers parts of Camden County, and farmland makes up 33 percent of the total acreage of the county. Important agricultural products are corn, potatoes, wheat, swine, soybeans, oats, barley, chickens, cotton, and beef cattle. Because the Camden County terrain features a great amount of water, North Carolinians and others travel there for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterfowl observance. The large wild turkey population also attracts hunters.

Historic sites in Camden County include the county courthouse (1847); Sanderlin-Prichard House (1851); Milford (1744-46), North Carolina's oldest remaining two-story brick house; and Shiloh Baptist Church (1729), the state's oldest Baptist church. In 2004 Camden County's population was estimated to be 8,500.

Additional resources:

Camden County Government: http://camdencountync.besavvy2.egovlink.com/

DigitalNC, Camden County: http://digitalnc.org/counties/camden-county

Image credits:

User submitted images, Flickr. (How you may contribute).

Rudersdorf, Amy. 2010. "NC County Maps." Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.

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