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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Camden County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Camden County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Camden County, NC (18) Currituck County, NC (42) Gates County, NC (7) Pasquotank County, NC (36) Tyrrell County, NC (5) Chesapeake Ind. City, VA (65) Suffolk Ind. City, VA (61)  CamdenCounty(18) Camden County (18)  CurrituckCounty(42) Currituck County (42)  GatesCounty(7) Gates County (7)  PasquotankCounty(36) Pasquotank County (36)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)  ChesapeakeVirginia(65) Chesapeake (65)  Suffolk(61) Suffolk (61)
Camden is the county seat for Camden County
Adjacent to Camden County, North Carolina
      Currituck County (42)  
      Gates County (7)  
      Pasquotank County (36)  
      Tyrrell County (5)  
      Chesapeake, Virginia (65)  
      Suffolk, Virginia (61)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Camden County Courthouse
Built in 1847, the historic Camden County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. "A jewel among the state's Greek Revival buildings," the two-story building with hip roof and five-bay main facade replaced a . . . Map (db m57038) HM
2 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Camden County Jail117 Highway 343 South
Built 1910 - Restored 1986 National Register of Historic Places Map (db m165194) HM
3 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A29 — Dempsey Burgess
Member of provincial congresses, 1775–1776; lieutenant colonel of militia in Revolution; Congressman, 1795–99. Grave is 7 miles S.E.Map (db m2768) HM
4 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Eastern North CarolinaCivil War Trails
North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. Northeastern North Carolina, including Camden County, the Outer Banks, and the coastal rivers, saw action early in the war as Union forces occupied it. Stories abound of naval . . . Map (db m165188) HM
5 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Former Site of Sawyer's Creek / Marian Anderson High School
Former site of Sawyer's Creek/Marian Anderson High School (before integration) 1952 - 1969Map (db m165191) HM
6 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A30 — Isaac Gregory
Member provincial congress, 1775; brigadier general of militia in Revolution; member N.C. conventions, 1788-1789. Home is 4 miles S.E.Map (db m165197) HM
7 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A30 — Isaac Gregory
Member provincial congress, 1775; brigadier general of militia in Revolution; member N.C. conventions, 1788-1789. Home was 4 mi. S.E.Map (db m165199) HM
8 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A-38 — Lemuel Sawyer
Author of "Blackbeard, a Comedy," 1824, an early drama on North Carolina, & other works. Member of Congress. Grave 160 yds. N.W.Map (db m165205) HM
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9 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Locks of the Dismal Swamp Canal
Colonel William Byrd II proposed digging a series of ditches and a channel through the Dismal Swamp in 1728. Construction began on the Dismal Swamp Canal in 1793, after the North Carolina and Virginia General Assemblies passed similar acts for . . . Map (db m165196) HM
10 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — McBride Colored SchoolCirca 1926 — An Original Rosenwald School —
This location is the site of the original "McBride Colored School". The school was erected in 1926 during the era of segregation in the rural South for the education of African American children grades 1-12. Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. . . . Map (db m211237) HM
11 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A-88 — Shiloh Baptist Church
Oldest Baptist church in N.C. Organized by Sept. 5, 1729, by Paul Palmer. The present chapel was erected here in 1849.Map (db m165202) HM
12 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated as a memorial to those who served their country in all wars by the Citizens of Camden CountyMap (db m165193) WM
13 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden — A-42 — William Reed
Acting governor, 1722-1724; president of the Provincial Council. His home stood ¾ mile east.Map (db m165201) HM
14 North Carolina, Camden County, Camden, South Hills — Dismal Swamp Canal2362 Highway 17
Dismal Swamp Canal c. 1805 Has Been Placed on The National Register of Historic Places [Additional block to the right:] National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark The Dismal Swamp Canal Designated . . . Map (db m165189) HM
15 North Carolina, Camden County, South Mills — Battle of South MillsFight for the Canal — Burnside Expedition —
Early in 1862, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside led an expedition to secure the coast of North Carolina and occupy strategically important sites such as New Bern and Elizabeth City. After Burnside learned of the March 9 clash between USS . . . Map (db m56761) HM
16 North Carolina, Camden County, South Mills — A 8 — Battle of South Mills
Confederates, on Apr. 19, 1862, repelled Union army here, prevented demolition of Dismal Swamp Canal locks three miles N.W.Map (db m57037) HM
17 North Carolina, Camden County, South Mills — A 12 — Dismal Swamp Canal
Connects Albemarle Sound with Chesapeake Bay. Begun 1790; in use by War of 1812.Map (db m56763) HM
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18 North Carolina, Camden County, South Mills — A 63 — McBride Church
Methodist since 1792. Begun as Anglican c. 1733. Visited by bishops Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke. Building erected 1837; remodeled 1882. 2½ mi. E.Map (db m56764) HM
 
 
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Feb. 21, 2024