Camden County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Camden County, North Carolina
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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

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

Clerk Superior Court has divorce Court rececords 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

Record Loss

Several records destroyed in fire with many others missing.


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 by 1762.[3]
  • McBride Church. Originally Church of England (since 1733); obtained by Methodists in 1792.[4]



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.




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. "McBride Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)