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Welcome to Camden ...

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

The location of Camden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Camden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Camdenite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Camden has a population of 3,632 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Camden.

Camden is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Camden lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Camden: (731)

Websites for Camden ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bentoncountynet.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Camden, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Camden had an population of 3,632 people. This is an increase of 1.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden had a population of 3,582 people (which is 21.72% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Camden the county's most populous community.

The population of Camden represents 0.06% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,582 people, the population of Camden decreased 6.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,828 people).

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

Adding Camden to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Camden elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

We also found Camden mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, South Carolina, 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.

  • Halls Creek [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Creek
    • Halls Creek [Humphreys County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Camden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Creek
  • Pigeon Roost [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Roost
    • Pigeon Roost [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Camden
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Roost
  • Waverly [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Camden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,146 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
  • Spring Creek [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
    • Spring Creek [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Camden
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,009 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crossroads [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
      • Crossroads [Benton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Camden
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
    • Bruceton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceton
      • Bruceton [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Camden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruceton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruceton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruceton<7>
    • Hollow Rock [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Rock
      • Hollow Rock [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Camden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollow Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollow Rock<7>
    • Trinity [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Humphreys County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Camden
      • Estimated population in 2014: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Big Sandy [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Benton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Camden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<7>
    • Hustburg [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hustburg
      • Hustburg [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Camden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hustburg

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 5 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Benton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Camden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Camden.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Camden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0427, Longitude: -87.9978       In this case, the coordinates for Camden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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