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Camden County, Georgia
October 29, 1765 Four parishes added:St. Thomas and St. Mary (Camden County);St. David and St. Patrick (Glynn County)
  Glynn County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Camden County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Camden County, Georgia
August 3, 1796 Point Peter (sometimes spelled Pointe Petre) is completed, St. Mary's, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
November 29, 1800 Jefferson (or Jeffersonton) named Camden County seat. Until this time St. Marys had served as temporary county seat.
  Camden County, Georgia
March 21, 1806 Andrew Jackson Miller born, Camden County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
  Andrew Jackson (A. J.) Miller
January 10, 1815 British troops land on Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia.
  Camden County, Georgia
January 13, 1815 600 British troops attacked Point Peter, overwhelming its 130 soldiers. The British seized St. Marys, looted jewelry and fine China from its residents, and burned the fort.
  Camden County, Georgia
January 15, 1815 Captain Massias informs General John Floyd that the British have captured "Point Petre" and St. Marys (Camden County, War of 1812)
  Camden County, Georgia
September 21, 1836 Duncan Clinch resigns his commission in the army and settles near St. Marys, Camden County, Georgia
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
  Camden County, Georgia
January 3, 1871 In a special election, the voters of Camden County choose to move the county seat from Jefferson to St. Marys.
  Camden County, Georgia
August 11, 1923 Camden County seat moved from St. Marys to Woodbine
  Camden County, Georgia
February 3, 1971 An explosion at a Thiokol chemical plant killed 34 people and injured 150.
  Thiokol Chemical Explosion near Woodbine, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
May 7, 2004 Sonny Perdue orders a state of emergency in Georgia related to the G-8 Summit to be held on Sea Island. The order covered 6 Georgia counties, Chatham, Bryan, Libery, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden.
  Glynn County, Georgia
  McIntosh County, Georgia
  Liberty County, Georgia
  Bryan County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
  Sonny Perdue
April 15, 2007 A tree felled by lightning strikes power lines near Waycross, starting the largest wildfire in the history of the state
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
  Charlton County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia
June 2, 2007 Tropical storm Barry strikes Pinellas County, Florida and moves northeast, bringing rain needed to douse fires in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and nearby Waycross
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
  Charlton County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia


Name derivation: Named in honor of Earl of Camden, Charles Pratee, an outspoken protagonist of the United States.
Acquisition: Creek cessions of Nov. 10, 1763 and Nov. 12, 1785 - previously organized in 1765, Parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary
Taken from: Original county
Counties created from: Charlton
Cities: Woodbine (county seat), Kingsland, St. Marys
Web sites:
Camden County, Georgia history
National Register of Historic Places in Camden County, Georgia
Camden County, Georgia, links
Map of Camden County, Georgia
History and description This Southeast Georgia coastal county includes Cumberland Island. The Florida-Georgia state line (St. Mary's River) forms the southern boundary of Camden. Second county organized in the state, and named for the During the American Revolution a number of violent confrontations occurred within the political boundaries of today's Camden County. The coastal area was popular throughout the 1800's with Andrew Carnegie building his Dungeness mansion here in the 1880's.




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