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Our Genealogy Helper for Camden ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Camden (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Camden. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Camden is located in Kershaw County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kershaw County: Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lee, Richland & Sumter.

Below are the counties that are near Camden. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Camden:

  • Kershaw County     (The home county of Camden)
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<3>
    • Pine Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<3>
  • Chester County
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
  • Chesterfield County
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<3>
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<3>
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<3>
  • Clarendon County
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
  • Darlington County
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestwood Village
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<3>
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<3>
  • Fairfield County
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<3>
  • Florence County
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<3>
  • Lancaster County
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<3>
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
    • Springdale [Lancaster County]
  • Lee County
    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
  • Lexington County
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<3>
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<3>
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Newberry County
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<3>
  • Richland County
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<3>
    • Woodfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfield
      • Woodfield [Richland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfield
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Eastover [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Richland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<3>
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
      • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Belmont [Richland County]
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Capitol View [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
      • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
  • Sumter County
    • Rembert [Sumter County]
    • Horatio [Sumter County]
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
    • Oakland [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Sumter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Stateburg [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stateburg
      • Stateburg [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stateburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stateburg
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
      • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Millwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
      • Millwood [Sumter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Camden, see our County-by-County Page for Camden.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Camden ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Camden. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Camden and those printed in the larger area surrounding Camden.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Camden.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Camden:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Camden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camden.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Camden covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Quaker Burying Ground
  • Jewish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
  • Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Chestnut Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chestnut Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Cemetery
  • Boykin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boykin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boykin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin Cemetery
  • Parker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Matthews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Lawn Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Camden.
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    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Camden.
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    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ebenezer Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden.
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    • Hardshell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hardshell Cemetery
      • Hardshell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Camden.
      • Hardshell Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Jackson Cemetery
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    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden.
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    • Dekalb Baptist Church Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Camden.
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    • Concord Baptist Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Camden had a population of 3,533 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Camden had a population of 7,288 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Camden, with the one closest to Camden listed first.

  • Camden [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Camden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,533 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
  • Stockton [Kershaw County] - Historic
    • While Stockton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
    • Stockton [Kershaw County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Camden
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stockton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Antioch [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
    • Antioch [Kershaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Camden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cantey [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantey
    • Cantey [Kershaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Boykin [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
    • Boykin [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Camden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boykin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boykin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
  • Pisgah [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
    • Pisgah [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dekalb [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dekalb
      • Dekalb [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dekalb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dekalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rembert [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rembert
      • Rembert [Sumter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rembert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rembert<3>
    • Hagood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagood
      • Hagood [Sumter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hagood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westville [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
      • Westville [Kershaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<3>
    • Longtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longtown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flat Rock [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Rock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Catchall [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catchall
      • Catchall [Sumter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catchall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catchall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Claremont [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Sumter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Camden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillers Ferry
      • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tillers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillers Ferry

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Camden. See our List of 1890's Communities around Camden.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Camden ...

While our initial data about Camden came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Camden in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Camden.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Camden:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Camden in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Camden for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Camden. See our Misc Page for Camden for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Camden:

The following mentioned Camden as a scheduled stop:

Palmland: From Seaboard Air Line's timetable for the defunct Palmland (train schedule from 1969). The Palmland travelled between Boston (MA) and Camden (SC)

Silver Star: From Seaboard Air Line's timetable for the defunct Silver Star (schedule from 1969). The Silver Star travelled between New York (NY) and Saint Petersburg (FL)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Camden: www.cityofcamden.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Camden) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 CamdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2465, Longitude: -80.6071    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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