Camden County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 Census, the population was
50,513. Its county seat is Woodbine, and the largest city is St. Marys. It is one of the original counties of Georgia, created February 5,
Camden County comprises the St. Marys, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA Combined Statistical Area.
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.
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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.
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.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 782 square miles (2,030 km2), of which 613 square miles (1,590 km2) is land and 169 square miles (440 km2) (21.6%) is water. Camden is in the Satilla River basin and the St. Marys basin.
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