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Ouachita County, Arkansas
WHERE HISTORY LIVES!!
We have quite a few historical homes and buildings here in Camden. Quite a few
of them are listed on the Historical Building Listing. On our town square,
where the courthouse stands (build in early 1900ís) there is a statue to
commemorate the Confederate Ladies who stayed home while our men fought during
the Civil War. We also have a Confederate Cemetary, that is kept up to date,
and has quite a few interesting headstones as well as quite a bit of the
"unknown soldiers of the C.S.A.". A major battle (Poison Springs) of the
southern battles of the Civil War was fought only a few miles from Camden.
Our town just seems to be a town stood still and full of memories of a long-
ago time. East Camden (across the Ouachita River) has one of the few remaining
missile launching manufacturing businesses in the south. We also have one of
the oldest remaining International Paper Mills here (a backbone of our
businesses) which just celebrated itís 75th anniversary.
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Camden is governed by an elected Mayor and an eight person city council. The Mayor is elected to a four year term while the city council members have two year terms.
Camden Historical Events 1864, April
A diary account of the Battle of Poison Springs written by William Maner Stafford.
Submitted by Adrian S. Balch, great-granddaughter of William Maner Stafford.
Camden Schools Camden Fairview Public Schools
625 Clifton St.
Camden, AR 71701
Phone: 870-836-4193 Camden
Miscellany The population of Camden was:
1990 - 14,380
2000 - 11,965
2006 - 11,965
The number of housing units was:
1990 - 6,390
2000 - 6,259
Median household income:
2000 - $ 27,814
2005 - $ 28,900
Median house value:
2000 - $ 47,800
2005 - $ 52,600
Camden is located in the central time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.