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Camden, South Carolina

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Welcome to Camden ...

The city of Camden is located in Kershaw County<1> and is the County Seat for Kershaw County.

When the people of Camden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Camdenite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Camden has a population of 7,237 people<3> (see below for details).

Camden was established in 1730.

The community of Camden is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Camden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Camden lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Camden: 29020<5>

Websites for Camden ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Camden had an population of 7,237 people. This is an increase of 5.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden had a population of 6,838 people (which is 11.08% of the total population of Kershaw County). This makes Camden the county's most populous community.

The population of Camden represents 0.15% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,838 people, the population of Camden increased 2.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,682 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Camden.

Communities Also Named Camden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Camden - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Camden.

Communities near Camden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Camden.

  • Elgin [Kershaw County]
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    • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Bethune [Kershaw County]
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    • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
  • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
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    • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Camden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Camden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Camden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Camden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden. Our list includes 50 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Camden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Camden ...

Looking for more information about Camden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Camden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Camden.

Adding Camden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Camden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Camden was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Camden on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Camden on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Kershaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Camden refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Camden may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Camden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Camden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Camden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Camden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






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