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Founded in 1777, Camden is a rural community in eastern NC. Located between Pasquotank to west and Currituck to the east, the NC VA border to the north and the Albemarle Sound to the south, the county is nestled into one of the most scenic areas of eastern NC. 

With just under 10,000 citizens, Camden is broken in to 3 townships, South Mills, Camden, and Shiloh (listed North to South), Camden is the first consolidated city-county in the entire state of NC. NC highway 343 is the only NC highway that is located completely in 1 county and stretches from the NC VA border to the furthest point south of the county. The Shiloh Baptist church, formed in 1727, is the oldest Baptist church in the state of NC. More information on the county can be found by visiting the visit Camden web site

Well known for the outstanding school system, Camden schools are consistently ranked among the top performing school system in the state and are well known for not only the outstanding caliber of instruction but also for its caring and committed educators. (ccsnc.org).  

Camden is home to the 14,000 acre Dismal Swamp State Park. Here you will find 20 miles of trails and walking paths along with access to the Intercoastal waterway and interactive exhibits at the Visitor Center. The NC Welcome Center on Highway 17 is located on the intracoastal water way and is uniquely accessible by land and water. 

In November of 2020 the citizens of Camden overwhelmingly voted in support to construct a new high school. The new high school is tentatively scheduled to open its door in 2023. The project is being managed by MB Kahn Construction and Mosely Architects. Information on the floor plan, timeline and construction process can be found on the web site here 

Part of the larger Albemarle Area, the entire region is known for its small town charm and is a great place to live, work and retire. With its local amenities and proximity to the Outer Banks of NC and Hampton Roads VA the residents of the region have access to so much. Within the Hampton Roads metro area you will find a Norfolk International Airport, shopping, chain and local restaurants, along with art and cultural activities, events and venues. The area is served by the high quality medical professionals at Sentara Healthcare.

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        252-338-0114
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        252-335-7219
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