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Guide to Camden County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Camden County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Camden County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1777
County Seat Camden
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records

Camden County Courthouse
Hwy 343 P O Box 190
Camden, NC 27921
Phone: 919-335-4077

Clerk Superior Court has divorce Court records from 1896
Probate Records  from 1912;[1]


Camden County was formed in 1777 from the northeastern part of Pasquotank County. It was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Lord Camden, who had opposed the Stamp Act. The county is the site of the southern terminus of the Dismal Swamp Canal and was the location of the Battle of South Mills on April 19, 1862 during the American Civil War which brought a minor victory to the Confederacy.

Parent County

1777-Camden County was created 8 April 1777 from Pasquotank County. County seat: Camden [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

The County consists of three Townships:

  • Courthouse
  • Shiloh
  • South Mills

Neighboring Counties




The following sites have listings of cemeteries in Camden County:


For tips on accessing Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


  • Camden. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Sawyer's Creek. Established by 1790.[3]
  • Shiloh, Camden, N.C. Established 1729.[3][4] Formerly located in Pasquotank County.
  • McBride Church. Originally Church of England (since 1733); obtained by Methodists in 1792.[5]



Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Camden County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.

Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company M




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:487, 492; 2:562. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. J.R.B. Hathaway, "The Earliest Baptist Congregation Organized in North Carolina," The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1900):283. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  5. "McBride Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.