Camden County

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 Camden County, Georgia was created in 1777 from  St. Mary's and St. Thomas parishes.  It was  originally set up in 1765 into three parish districts of St. Mary's, St. Patrick and St. Thomas. Camden was named for Charles Pratt, the Earl of Camden.   The county seat is Woodbine, Georgia.
  The Camden County area 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 had laid claim to it. 

In 1742 during the battle of "Bloody Marsh" on St. Simon's Island the English won its claim to this area.

                                      map                            Charles Pratt              
                                                                         1846 Map                                                                             Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden, 1714 - 1794
African-Ancestral Genealogy Links:

Cyndi's List: African-American
Sankofa's African Slave Genealogy
The Freedmen's Bureau Online
Library of Congress: African American Perspectives
Genforum: African American Forum

Neighboring Counties:

Brantley County
Charleton County
Glynn County
Nassau County, Fla.

  Linda Blum-Barton, State Coordinator
                       Trish Elliott-Kashima, Assistant State Coordinator ,
Carolyn Jarrard, County Coordinator

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