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Camden County, North Carolina
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Founded 1777
County Seat Camden
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Contents

County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

Cemeteries

The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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