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Camden County, North Carolina History

When was Camden County, NC Created?
Camden County was created on April 8, 1777 from Pasquotank County. This county was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714–1794), who opposed the taxation of the American colonists.

What is the County Seat of Camden County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Camden also, the county government website is camdencountync.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Camden County, NC?
Bordering Counties are City of Chesapeake, Virginia (north), Currituck County (northeast), Tyrrell County (southwest), Pasquotank County (southwest), Gates County (northwest), City of Suffolk, Virginia (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Camden County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Camden, Elizabeth City, Shiloh, South Mills.


Camden County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Camden County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Camden County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Camden County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Camden County clerk of court.

You can search online for Camden County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide


Camden County, NC Census Records

What Camden County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Camden Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide


Camden County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Camden County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Camden County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Camden County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. Some records fragmented.


Camden County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Camden County, NC?
A list of Camden County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Camden County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Camden County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Camden County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Camden Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Camden Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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