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Camden, New Jersey, USA - 1895 - Camden


Camden, a city and port of entry, capital of Camden co., N.J., on the Delaware River, opposite Philadelphia, to which it is connected by five lines of steam ferry-boats. It stands upon nearly level ground, its river-front extending from Cooper's Creek on the north to Newton Creek on the south, the latter separating it from Gloucester City. Cooper's Creek is £ beyond the city limits. Cam; den is a terminus of the Camden & Amboy, Camden & Burlington County, Camden & Atlantic, Philadelphia & Atlantic City, West Jersey, and Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim Railroads. It has 31 churches, a city hall, county buildings, a hospital, a children's home, a colored orphanage, a dispensary, 2 national banks, a trust and savings fund, and 4 daily and 3 weekly newspapers. Its streets are laid out at right angles, and there are lines of street railway. Camden is the seat of varied manufacture', having seven iron-foundries (among them some of the largest class), 22 boot- and shoe-factories, 6 carriage- and wagon-works, 3 chemical-works, 7 lumber-mills, 12 textile establishments, a nickel-refinery, and manufactures of paints, dyes, fertilizers, machinery, sheet-metal goods, shawls, oil-cloths, stoves, &c. It has eight ship-building yards, dry-docks, and marine railways, Near the city limits is the Camden Abattoir. Its water supply is pumped from the Delaware at Pavonia. Pop, in 1850, 9478; in 1860, 14,358; in 1870, 20,045 (since which time the city has been increased by the annexation of a part of Newton); " 1880, 41,659; in 1890, 58,313.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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