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Camden County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 5, 1777
Population: 
47,641
Total Area: 
629.9 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 99
Woodbine, GA 31569
Phone Number: 
(912) 576-5651
Fax Number: 
(912) 576-5647

Camden County, the second county to be created, combined the Colonial parishes of St. Mary and St. Thomas. Its name is a tribute to Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden and a champion of home rule for the colonies. Remains of a Spanish mission, thought to have been erected 200 years before James Oglethorpe's arrival, lie on the county's St. Mary's River. Jeffersonton served as the first county seat, then the town of St. Marys, and finally Woodbine.