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Camden

Ouachita County,

Arkansas

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71701

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The population of Camden is approximately 11,965 (2006), 12183 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,259 (2000), 5151 (2010).

The amount of land area in Camden is 40.003 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Camden is 16.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.161 sq kilometers.
The distance from Camden to Washington DC is 994 miles. The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Camden is positioned 33.56 degrees north of the equator and 92.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Camden elevation is 202 feet above sea level.
Camden per capita income is $14,599 (2000).
Camden median income is $28,900 (2005).

The Camden median home price is $52,600 (2005).

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Location

Camden location: in south-central Arkansas about 71 miles from Pine Bluff and about 100 miles from Shreveport, Louisiana. Other nearby communities include East Camden, Louann, Chidester, Smackover, Bearden, stephens, Norphlet and Reader.

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History & History Related Items

Camden history: The area was first settled in 1783 when a Frenchman named Fabre came and built on a bluff above the Ouachita River. He called his settlement Ecore Fabre which means Faber's Bluff. It was usually referred to as, simply, Bluff. The city of Camden was founded in 1824, but not incorporated until 1844. The name was changed at that time to Camden. It was named for Camden, Alabama which was the hometown of General Thomas Woodard, one of the early founders.

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.
The incorporation date of Camden: 28 December 1868

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