National Register Listings in
Camden County, New Jersey

American National Bank Barclay Farm House Bennett, Volney G., Lumber Company Berlin Historic District Blackwood Historic District Bonnie's Bridge Broadway Trust Company Building 17, RCA Victor Company, Camden Plant Building 2, RCA Victor Complex Building at 525 Cooper Street Burrough-Dover House Camden Fire Insurance Association Camden Free Public Library Main Building Camden Safe Deposit & Trust Company Cattell Tract Historic District Centennial House Central Trust Company Chew-Powell House Church of the Immaculate Conception Cole Landing Tavern Coles, Samuel, House Collings-Knight Homestead Collingswood Commercial Historic District Collingswood Residential Historic District Collingswood Theatre Collins and Pancoast Hall Cooper Grant Historic District Cooper Grant Historic District (Boundary Increase) Cooper Library in Johnson Park Cooper River Park Historic District Cooper Street Historic District Cooper, Joseph, House Dorrance, Arthur, House Downey, James M., Building East End Trust Company Ellis, Col. Joseph, House Fairview District Federal Building and Courthouse Finance Building First Camden National Bank & Trust Gatehouse at Colestown Cemetery Glendale Methodist Episcopal Church Gloucester City Water Works Engine House Glover, Isaac, House Grant A.M.E. Church Greenfield Hall Haddon Fortnightly Club House Haddonfield Historic District Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site Hillman Hospital House Hinchman-Lippincott House Indian King Tavern Inter-County Mortgage and Finance Company Kay-Evans Farm Lawnside School Long-A-Coming Depot Lucas, John, House Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church Marcouse Building Marshall, Robert, House McGuire, Peter J., Memorial and Gravesite Mickle, Samuel, House Morgan, Griffith, House Mott, Peter, House Mount Peace Cemetery and Funeral Directing Company Cemetery National State Bank New Jersey Safe Deposit and Trust Company Newton Friends' Meetinghouse Newton Union Schoolhouse Oaks Historic District, The Pomona Hall Ritz Theatre Sears, Roebuck and Company Retail Department Store-Camden Sharp, Edward, House Smith-Austermuhl Insurance Company Solomon Wesley United Methodist Church South Camden Historic District South Camden Trust Company South Jersey Gas, Electric and Traction Company Office Building St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church St. John's Episcopal Church and Burying Ground St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church Station Avenue Business District Stokes-Lee House Taylor, Dr. Henry Genet, House and Office Thackara House Tomlinson, Ephraim and Sarah, House Tomlinson, Isaac, House USS New Jersey (BB-62) Victory Trust Company Westmont Theatre White Horse Pike Historic District Whitman, George, House Whitman, Walt, House Whitman, Walt, Neighborhood Wilson Building Woodlynne Log Cabin Woodruff, A. S. and Law Buildings
The Miss America Pageant, one of the most famous beauty pageants in the world, was first held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1921. The pageant has been held in Atlantic City almost every year since then, except for a few years during World War II.
Camden County, New Jersey has a rich history dating back to its early settlement in the 17th century. Originally inhabited by Lenape Native Americans, the area was first explored by European settlers in the early 1600s. In 1681, William Cooper purchased land from the Lenape and established a settlement called Cooper's Ferry, which would later become known as Camden. Camden County was officially established in 1844, named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, an influential English jurist.

During the 19th century, Camden County became a major industrial hub due to its location on the Delaware River. The county experienced significant growth as industries flourished, such as shipping, manufacturing, and transportation. The Camden and Amboy Railroad, established in 1830, played a key role in the county's development, connecting Camden to Philadelphia and further fueling economic growth.

In the 20th century, Camden County faced both successes and challenges. The construction of the world-renowned Benjamin Franklin Bridge in 1926 bolstered the county's connections to Philadelphia and served as a symbol of progress. However, like many industrial areas, Camden County also experienced economic decline and urban decay in the mid-20th century due to the shift of industries and suburbanization.

In recent years, Camden County has undergone a revitalization process and focused on urban renewal efforts. The county has invested in education, recreation, and healthcare initiatives to improve the quality of life for its residents. Additionally, Camden's waterfront has been transformed into an area of commercial and residential development, attracting new businesses and visitors to the county. Overall, Camden County's history is a tale of growth, challenges, and ongoing efforts to adapt and thrive in a changing world.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Camden County, New Jersey.

  • 1705: Camden County, NJ was founded as a county in the Province of West Jersey.
  • 1726: The first road, known as Kings Highway, was constructed in the county.
  • 1801: The bustling Camden and Amboy Railroad was established, promoting growth in the county.
  • 1844: The City of Camden was incorporated, becoming the county seat.
  • 1854: The county's first public school was established, providing education for local children.
  • 1901: The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, connecting Camden County to Philadelphia, was opened.
  • 1941: The famous Campbell Soup Company relocated its headquarters to Camden County.
  • 1955: The Walt Whitman Bridge opened, further connecting the county to Philadelphia.
  • 2001: The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial was established in Camden County.