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County Formed February 5, 1777
County Seat Woodbine
Incorporated Cities Kingsland, St. Marys and Woodbine
Total Area 782.839731 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 43735 to its current population estimate of 52027, the county has experienced a growth change of 8292.

Created by the Georgia Constitution of February 5, 1777, it is the state's eighth original county. Camden County combined the colonial parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary with lands ceded by the Creek Indians.

Camden County is named for Charles Pratt, earl of Camden (1714-94), chief justice and lord chancellor of England who supported the American colonies before the Revolution (1775-83).

The creation of the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base has had the largest impact on the growth of Camden County. Construction on the naval base began in 1978, and it was operational a year later.

Points of Interest

Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, located at St. Marys, in Camden County, is the home port for the Atlantic Fleet's most modern ballistic submarines. In 1980 the location was selected as the East Coast refit facility and training command for the navy's flee

The growing population in the county after the opening of Kings Bay resulted in the establishment of the Camden Residence Center, a satellite campus of the College of Coastal Georgia.

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Gilman Park in St Marys

Downtown St Marys

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