Camden County

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Camden

Camden County is named for Charles Pratt, who was the 1st Earl Camden and who opposed the taxation of the American colonies.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Suffolk, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia

E – Currituck County

S – Dare County

W – Pasquotank County

 

Created:  April 8, 1777                           Map of North Carolina highlighting Camden County

County Seat: 

Camden  1777 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Camden  

 

Location:  117 North Highway 343 / Highway 158

Built:  1847 – 1848

Style:  Greek Revival style

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Camden. The northeast front has a large portico with red colored brick pillars on the first story and four white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. Stairs ascend on either side of the front. There are green colored shutters on the windows. The roof is hipped. The old courtroom is located on the second story. The courthouse was renovated in 1960. The architect was Hagar Smith Design, PA and the contractor was Progressive Contracting Company, Inc. The building has a one story south wing and a one story north wing which is connected to the new courthouse. On the south side of the old courthouse is the two story red colored brick jail which was constructed in 1910 by Southwest Jail Builders Company and Stewart Jail Works Company.

 

County Courthouse – Camden  

 

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Location:  117 North Highway 343 / Highway 158

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The northeast front has a one story portico. The roof is hipped. The building is connected to the old courthouse on the south side.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story structure built in 1782. The building burned in 1846. The second courthouse was built in 1847 and still stands. The third and present courthouse in 1996 to 1997.

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Camden

 

 

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County Courthouse – Camden

 

 

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Old County Jail – Camden

 

 

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Photos taken 2012