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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Camden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Camden and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Camden:
    • 34.246457, -80.607110
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Camden
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Camden ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Camden.

Within South Carolina, the name Camden is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 32 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Wilcox County
      • This Camden is located in Wilcox County and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilcox County community of Camden.
    • Arkansas
      • Ouachita County
      • This Camden is located in Ouachita County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the west of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita County community of Camden.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Camden is located in Fresno County and lies 2,197 miles [3,535.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Camden.
      • Sacramento County
      • This Camden is located in Sacramento County and lies 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the west northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sacramento County community of Camden.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan County
      • This Camden is located in Morgan County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Camden.
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Camden is located in Kent County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Camden.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Camden [Camden County].
    • Illinois
      • Jersey County
      • This Camden is located in Jersey County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jersey County community of Camden.
      • Schuyler County
      • This Camden is located in Schuyler County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Camden.
    • Indiana
      • Carroll County
      • This Camden is located in Carroll County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Camden.
    • Kentucky
      • Oldham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Camden [Oldham County].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Camden is located in Knox County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Camden.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Camden [Baltimore City].
      • Wicomico County
      • This Camden is located in Wicomico County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Camden.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Camden is located in Hillsdale County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Camden.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Camden [Hennepin County].
      • Lyon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Camden [Lyon County].
    • Mississippi
      • Madison County
      • This Camden is located in Madison County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the west of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Camden.
    • Missouri
      • Ray County
      • This Camden is located in Ray County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Camden.
    • Nebraska
      • Seward County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Camden [Seward County].
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • This Camden is located in Camden County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Camden.
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • This Camden is located in Oneida County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Camden.
    • North Carolina
      • Camden County
      • This Camden is located in Camden County and lies 288 miles [463.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Camden.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Camden lies 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Camden is located in Lorain County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Camden.
      • Preble County
      • This Camden is located in Preble County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km] to the north northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preble County community of Camden.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Camden is located in Allegheny County and lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the north of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Camden.
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • This Camden is located in Benton County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Camden.
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Camden is located in Polk County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<1> to the west of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Camden.
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • This Camden is located in Caroline County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Camden.
    • Washington
      • Pend Oreille County
      • This Camden is located in Pend Oreille County and lies 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pend Oreille County community of Camden.
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis County
      • This Camden is located in Lewis County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the north of the Camden that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Camden.
      • Mason County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Camden [Mason County].

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cool Springs [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty Bend
    • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty Bend
  • Hermitage Mill [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage Mill
    • Hermitage Mill [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage Mill
  • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkover Hills
    • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkover Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkover Hills
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paint Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Hill
      • Paint Hill [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Hill
    • Peckwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peckwoods
      • Peckwoods [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peckwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peckwoods
    • Pine Creek [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyhill
      • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyhill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyhill
    • Tickle Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickle Hill
      • Tickle Hill [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Camden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tickle Hill

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (SC) on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia (SC) on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden.
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden on December 13, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Montclair (NJ) on June 18, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia (SC) on January 1, 1955 (a Saturday) and died on November 29, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 66. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<5>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (SC) on February 13, 1818 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Camden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (SC) on February 1, 1984 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 19, 2013 (a Monday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Camden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<5>

How Far From Camden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 beginning in Camden and extending to:

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    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Camden to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 377 miles [606.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,947 miles [11,180.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,829 miles [7,771.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 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    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.082 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.251 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.70 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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