Georgia CountiesGeorgia 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.
Camden County, Georgia
Camden County History, Geography, and Demographics
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.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Cities and Towns:
Chamber of Commerce http://www.camdenchamber.com/
Additional County Info
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!"