About Camden

Authentic atmosphere.

Main street in Camden, SCWith a storied history dating back to 1732, the city of Camden is South Carolina’s oldest inland city. We are located in the Midlands of South Carolina, about 20 minutes northeast of our capital city, Columbia. The city is bordered by the Wateree River, giving the area a lush biodiversity in both plants and wildlife.

Camden has a population of about 7,000 residents, who enjoy the beauty of our natural landscape and the wide variety of activities available. Our city offers gorgeous architecture, historic landmarks, and friendly people. Our residents often say they have chosen to live here to enjoy the conveniences of a small town life with culture and style.

Camden is a lovely and lively southern town with modern amenities and old world charm.

While Camden has strong roots in the past with our many historic sites and antebellum mansions, we are also looking forward to an amazing future. Building facades in Camden are being restored to reveal the natural beauty of our historic architecture, and we are enhancing the community feel of our town with new green space and a more pedestrian-friendly downtown area. Above all, we will continue to foster a happy, healthy, thriving community here in Camden.

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