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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Camden.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Camden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Camden to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Camden to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Camden to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,519 miles [12,100.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,395 miles [8,682.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Camden ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Camden.

While the name Camden is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Camden, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Southeast

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Camden, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Camden, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Camden, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Camden, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Camden, Camden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Jersey County

Our profile page for Camden, Jersey County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North Northeast

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Camden, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Camden, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Oldham County

Our profile page for Camden, Oldham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oldham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Camden, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Camden, Baltimore City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Baltimore City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Camden, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Camden, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Camden, Hennepin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lyon County

Our profile page for Camden, Lyon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Camden, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Camden, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Camden, Seward County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Camden, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Camden, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Camden, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Camden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Camden, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

Preble County

Our profile page for Camden, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Camden, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Camden, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Camden, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Polk County

Our profile page for Camden, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Camden, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Camden, Pend Oreille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Camden, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast

Mason County

Our profile page for Camden, Mason County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mason County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Camden ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bragg City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Camden   [Map]
Frenchport   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harbour (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Herbert   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Kent   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lester   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lester Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Locust Bayou   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Wise (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Camden. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Camden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>
 
Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden

Waldo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Camden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Camden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Camden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Camden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5672, Longitude: -92.8468     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Camden to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.441 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.663 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.813 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Camden could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Camden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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