Camden, Mississippi

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Camden, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Camden, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Camden, Mississippi
Camden, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°46′56″N 89°50′19″W / 32.78222°N 89.83861°W / 32.78222; -89.83861Coordinates: 32°46′56″N 89°50′19″W / 32.78222°N 89.83861°W / 32.78222; -89.83861
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Madison
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39045
Area code(s) 601
GNIS feature ID 667955[1]

Camden is an unincorporated community located on Mississippi Highway 17 in Madison County, Mississippi. Camden is approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Sharon and is located within the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Although unincorporated, Camden has a post office and a zip code of 39045.

Velma Jackson High School is located in the community.

The town was named for Camden, South Carolina by Mississippi Governor William McWillie. [2] McWillie was raised in Camden, South Carolina, and was in The South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. He moved to Mississippi in 1845, where he was elected to Congress, and then, in 1858, he was elected the 22nd Governor of Mississippi. He is buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, outside of Camden, Mississippi.

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