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Camden County, North Carolina was founded in 1777, covers an area of 306 square miles with the city of Camden as the county seat. Camden County got its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden in 1714-1794, who opposed the taxation of the American colonists. Camden County was originally part of Pasquotank County.

Camden is home to the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal. This was the location of the Battle of South Mills, which took place on April 19th 1862 during the American Civil War, which actually brought a minor victory to the Confederacy. Camden County is home to the oldest Baptist church in North Carolina, which is located in Shiloh bearing the same name, Shiloh Baptist Church.

Technically there are no cities or towns located in Camden County, however, it is divided into three townships; Courthouse, Shiloh and South Mills. In June 2006 Camden County became the first consolidated city-county entity in North Carolina

If you are looking for towns, the unincorporated city or town of Camden and Elizabeth City, which is mostly considered to be in Pasquotank County, are the only cities or towns which you will find associated with Camden County, NC

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