Camden county was created in 1777 from the St. Mary's and St. Thomas parishes. Camden was named for Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden. It was originally set up in 1765 into three parish districts of St. Mary's, St. Patrick and St. Thomas. The county seat is Woodbine, Georgia. The Camden county area of the Georgia has had settlements as early as the 1500's when the Spanish tried to colonize the area but retreated back to St. Augustine due to Indian raids. There was conflict between the Spanish and English over this area of land as both laid claim to it. In 1742 during the battle of "Bloody Marsh" on St. Simon's Island the English won claim to this area.
Camden is surrounded by: Brantley, Charlton, Glynn, and Nassau county, FL
Some of the communities in Camden county are: Woodbine, St. Marys, Kingsland, Cumberland Island, Dover Bluff, White Oak, Waverly,
My name is Christine Martin and I am the host of Camden county. While I do not live in Camden county, I have a lot of family that have lived in Camden. I will do my best to make this a great site for researchers to come and find information on their roots.
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