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North Carolina is divided into one hundred counties. The establishment of North Carolina counties stretches over 240 years, beginning in 1668 with the creation of Albemarle County and ending with the 1911 creation of Avery and Hoke counties. Five counties have been divided or abolished altogether, the last being Dobbs County in 1791.

Camden County, North Carolina

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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.

Etymology - Origin of Camden County Name

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.


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Camden County History

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.

Geography: Land and Water

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.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Chesapeake, Virginia - north
  • Currituck County - northeast
  • Tyrrell County - south-southwest
  • Pasquotank County - southwest
  • Gates County - northwest
  • Suffolk, Virginia - north-northwest


There are five schools in Camden County: Grandy Primary School, Camden Intermediate School, Camden Middle School, Camden County High School, and CamTech High School.

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