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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Camden County''' {{NCDC}}
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Camden_County,_North_Carolina|Camden County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1848</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1777</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1822</center>
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Camden County was formed in 1777 from the northeastern part of Pasquotank County. It was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Lord Camden, who had opposed the Stamp Act. The county is the site of the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal and was the location of the Battle of South Mills on April 19, 1862 during the American Civil War which brought a minor victory to the Confederacy.
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[http://camdencountync.besavvy2.egovlink.com/ Camden County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Hwy 343 P O Box 190<br>Camden, NC 27921<br>Phone: 919-335-4077
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce Court records from 1896<br>Probate Records&nbsp; from 1912;<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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Camden County was formed in 1777 from the northeastern part of Pasquotank County. It was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Lord Camden, who had opposed the Stamp Act. The county is the site of the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal and was the location of the Battle of South Mills on April 19, 1862 during the American Civil War which brought a minor victory to the Confederacy.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing.
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Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
The County consists of three Townships:
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The County consists of three Townships:  
  
*Courthouse
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*Courthouse  
*Shiloh
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*Shiloh  
 
*South Mills
 
*South Mills
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Nccamden.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:
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The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/easternshorecemetery.htm Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/easternshorecemetery.htm Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/JamesENashCemetery.htm James E. Nash Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/JamesENashCemetery.htm James E. Nash Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/ArchieSawyerCemetery.htm Archie Sawyer]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/ArchieSawyerCemetery.htm Archie Sawyer]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/sawyercemetery.htm Sawyer Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp; and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/GrandySawyer.htm Sawyer Cemetery 2]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/sawyercemetery.htm Sawyer Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp; and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/GrandySawyer.htm Sawyer Cemetery 2]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/updateedwinferebee.htm Edwin Ferebee Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/updateedwinferebee.htm Edwin Ferebee Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hughes_cemetery.htm Hughes Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hughes_cemetery.htm Hughes Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/wesleymethodist.htm Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/wesleymethodist.htm Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/cutrell.htm Cutrell Family Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/cutrell.htm Cutrell Family Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/oldBrown.htm Brown Family Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/oldBrown.htm Brown Family Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/mcpherson.htm McPherson-Ferebee Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/mcpherson.htm McPherson-Ferebee Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/whiteoakhill.htm White Oak Hill- Trafton Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/whiteoakhill.htm White Oak Hill- Trafton Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/gardnerc.htm Gardner Trafton Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/gardnerc.htm Gardner Trafton Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/gilbertc.htm Gilbert Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/gilbertc.htm Gilbert Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hastingsc.htm Hastings Picture Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hastingsc.htm Hastings Picture Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hastingstext.htm Hastings Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/hastingstext.htm Hastings Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/LambC.htm Cornelius G. Lamb Family Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/LambC.htm Cornelius G. Lamb Family Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/Nashtext.htm Lemuel Sawyer Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/Nashtext.htm Lemuel Sawyer Cemetery]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/tarkingtonc.htm Tarkington Cemetery]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/tarkingtonc.htm Tarkington Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/Williams.htm Williams Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cemetery/Williams.htm Williams Cemetery]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*A listing of Camden County Churches can be found [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cchurches.htm here]
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*A listing of Camden County Churches can be found [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/cchurches.htm here]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/churchrecords.htm Camden County Church Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/churchrecords.htm Camden County Church Records]
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Camden.''' Constituted 1757.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:487, 492; 2:562. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Sawyer's Creek.''' Established by 1790.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Shiloh,''' Camden, N.C. Established 1729.<ref name="bap" /><ref>J.R.B. Hathaway, "The Earliest Baptist Congregation Organized in North Carolina," ''The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register,'' Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):283. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog#page/n292/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.</ref> Formerly located in [[Pasquotank County, North Carolina|Pasquotank County]].
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===== Methodist  =====
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*'''McBride Church.''' Originally Church of England (since 1733); obtained by Methodists in 1792.<ref>"McBride Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Camden County.
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*April 19, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc005.htm South Mills], also known as Camden<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
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====== Civil War Confederate units  ======
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Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1822-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1822-1920)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Elizabeth City North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Camden|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Camden|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nccamden/camden.htm NCGenWeb Camden County]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/camden.htm Camden County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.camdencountync.gov/services/GIS.htm Camden County Government Services]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Camden County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1848
1913
1790
1777
1822

Camden County Courthouse
Hwy 343 P O Box 190
Camden, NC 27921
Phone: 919-335-4077

Clerk Superior Court has divorce Court records from 1896
Probate Records  from 1912;[1]

History

Camden County was formed in 1777 from the northeastern part of Pasquotank County. It was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Lord Camden, who had opposed the Stamp Act. The county is the site of the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal and was the location of the Battle of South Mills on April 19, 1862 during the American Civil War which brought a minor victory to the Confederacy.

Parent County

1777-Camden County was created 8 April 1777 from Pasquotank County. County seat: Camden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

The County consists of three Townships:

  • Courthouse
  • Shiloh
  • South Mills

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:

Census

For tips on accessing Camden County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Baptist
  • Camden. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Sawyer's Creek. Established by 1790.[3]
  • Shiloh, Camden, N.C. Established 1729.[3][4] Formerly located in Pasquotank County.
Methodist
  • McBride Church. Originally Church of England (since 1733); obtained by Methodists in 1792.[5]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Camden County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:487, 492; 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. J.R.B. Hathaway, "The Earliest Baptist Congregation Organized in North Carolina," The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):283. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  5. "McBride Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)