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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Camden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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:

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Camden to Charleston, 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 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,038 miles [9,717.2 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 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Camden ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Camden.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Camden. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Camden, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Camden, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the West Southwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Camden, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the West

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Camden, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Camden, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Camden, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East

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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 530 miles [853 km] to the West

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Camden, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Camden, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West Northwest

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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 691 miles [1,112.1 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 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Camden, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northwest

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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 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Camden, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Camden, Seward County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Camden, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Camden, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Camden, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Camden   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Camden, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest

Preble County

Our profile page for Camden, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Camden, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Camden, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Camden, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Polk County

Our profile page for Camden, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Camden, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Camden, Pend Oreille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

Butchersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Camden   [Map]
Churchville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deanville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pricetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Communities in West Virginia

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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 West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in 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 (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 Camden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0543, Longitude: -80.5664     [Map].

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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 309.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.858 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.168 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Camden.