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By A. Burgess Jennings

Camden County extends southward from the Virginia line as a peninsula among the North and Pasquotank Rivers into the Albemarle Sound. Named for progressive sympathizer Sir Charles Pratt, the 1st Earl of Camden, the county used to be shaped on may possibly nine, 1777. building of the 22-mile Dismal Swamp Canal begun in 1793. The conflict of South generators was once fought on April 19, 1862, in an unsuccessful test by means of the Union to damage the lock at South turbines. Camden County has endured as a rural neighborhood with farming, fishing, and logging as its voters� fundamental occupations. through the years, horses, mules, and oxen were changed with tractors and combines. the nice Dismal Swamp nationwide natural world safe haven was once created in 1973, and the Dismal Swamp Canal, which has survived because the oldest man made waterway within the usa, keeps to serve boaters at the Intracoastal Waterway this day. Camden County showcases the wealthy agricultural history of this North Carolina coastal county.

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