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Camden County is a county located in the American state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 9,980, making it the
fourth-least populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Camden.
Camden County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.
It was named in honor of Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden, who was one of the staunchest friends of the Americans in the British Parliament.
Camden was formed in 1777 from Pasquotank. It was named in honor of Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden, who was one of the staunchest friends of the Americans in the British Parliament. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by the state of Virginia, Albemarle Sound, and Pasquotank, Gates, and Currituck counties. The present land area is 240.68 square miles and the population in 2000 was 6,885. Camden is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 310 square miles (800 km2), of which 241 square miles (620 km2) is land and 70 square miles (180 km2) (22%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
There are five schools in Camden County: Grandy Primary School, Camden Intermediate School, Camden Middle School, Camden County High School, and CamTech High School.