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Camden
Carroll County, Indiana

ZipCodes
46917




Page Contents for Camden, Indiana

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History & History-related items

Government

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Camden is approximately 607 1990, 611 2010.
The approximate number of families is 256 1990, 249 2010.
The amount of land area in Camden is 0.673 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.002 sq kilometers.
The distance from Camden to Washington DC is 535 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Camden is positioned 40.61 degrees north of the equator and 86.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

Located in Jackson Township, which was sold in 1830 for $ 1,500. Sixteen acres were reserved for laying out a town plat. Early on, John Snoeberger ran a post office in his home a mile west of what is now the town. He named the post office "Camden." At that time, the postal service was responsible for naming the town.

Camden was originally laid out as a row of buildings on either side of a dirt road. By 1832 it had five buildings. The nickname of "Stringtown" came about in 1837 because it had only one street. Since then, there has been growth and more streets have been created. Camden has remained small and at its peak had just a little over 800 residents. Many of the larger businesses that once were in Camden have closed down as their owners passed on with no one to take over.

It is still a quiet place to live. People know one another, and take care of each other. Many of the families have long genealogical roots in the area. Settlers came here from Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 1820's and early 1830's, and old family cemeteries attest to them being the first non-Indian owners of the land. Among them were Snoeberger's, Wise's, Zook's, and Kennedy's. More history is available from the Camden Public Library and the Delphi Public Library Carroll County Seat.
information taken from the "Town of Camden" book
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Camden City Government

Camden Town Office
Main St
Camden, IN 46917
Phone: 219-686-2121

Camden Libraries

Camden Public Library
183 W Main St
Camden, IN 46917
Phone: 219-686-2120

Camden Schools

Camden Elementary School
205 E Cumberland
Camden, IN 46917
Phone: 219-686-2362

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