the Camden County site
on the American Local History Network.
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Camden County, & I will post as my time permits.
The County of Camden is rich in history.
Although the City of Camden traces it's origins to 1764, with the
purchase of the land the city is situated on by Jacob Cooper (great-grandson of one of the
earliest settlers of the area, William Cooper), the County of Camden was officially
created in 1844, when it separated from Gloucester County.
Campbell Soup Company had it's
origins in Camden County. Their World Headquarters is still located in the City of Camden.
Along with RCA, Campbell's has defined New Jersey, Camden County, and Camden City. Read More...
The Victor Talking Machine Company,
later the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), was another long-time
employer in Camden City. You can learn more about the history of RCA here.
Read about the beginning of the recording industry in Camden at this site and some
additional information about the Victor Talking Machine Co.
For those interested in finding genealogy records pertaining to
Camden County roots, you have to check out the Camden County archive that are provided by
the NJGenWeb project.