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(Mason County)

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Although we found mention of Camden during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Camden was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Camden. If you can help us locate Camden, please Contact Us.




About Camden
Camden is located in Mason County (West Virginia).

Our Pages for Camden ...

-profile   General information about Camden
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Camden
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Camden (By-County)
-census   Census information for Camden
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Camden
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Camden
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Camden
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Camden
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 304, 681) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Camden, area code (681) is the Overlay for area code (304).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or in the future will need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
Demonym
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 residents of Camden refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community'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.

A demonym for Camden is Camdenite.

For example: My brother now lives in another state, yet he still thinks of himself as a Camdenite.

Footnotes ...



<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Camden and then turned east". While Camden could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Camden as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two West Virginia communities named Camden: This one is located in Mason County and the other is located in Lewis County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Camden.

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