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Georgia Counties

Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.

Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.


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Camden County, Georgia

Camden County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Woodbine
Year Organized: 1777
Square Miles: 630
Court House:

P.O. Box 99
County Courthouse
Woodbine, GA 31569-0099

Etymology - Origin of County Name

named after Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden. Pratt was an outspoken proponent of home rule for the colonies when he was the Lord Chancellor of England.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

The county dates back to 1777 as a political entity, and was named after Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden. Pratt was an outspoken proponent of home rule for the colonies when he was the Lord Chancellor of England.

Camden County was the second county organized in Georgia.

Cumberland Island is the site of the ruins of Dungeness, the mansion of the family of Andrew Carnegie. Dungeness was built in the 1880s.

Points of Interest

The county includes unspoiled Cumberland Island. Largely owned by the US Department of the Interior, the island is accessible only by boat or plane. Nevertheless, Cumberland Island has almost 40,000 visitors annually.

Camden County is the site of the Kings Bay Submarine Base, home of the Trident Nuclear Submarine. Employment associated with construction of the base made Camden County the fastest growing county in the state in the 1980s.

Camden County is located 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida at the Interstate Corridor.

Neighboring Counties:

  • North: Glynn County
  • East: North Atlantic Ocean
  • South: Nassau County, Fla.
  • West: Charlton County
  • Northwest: Brantley County
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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