Located in the state of New Jersey and a city and seat of CamdenCounty, Camden sits on the Delaware River, which serves as a bridge to Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The year before Camden was founded, 1681, William Cooper built a home near the Cooper River where its flow enters Delaware and eventually named the tract as Pyne Point. The first settlers in the area were the Quakers. The town was laid out by a descendant of Cooper and renamed the town to Camden after Charles Pratt, the 1st Earl of Camden, who has greatly opposed the British taxation policies and made him popular among the American colonists. The new villages were developed and was impeded during the American Revolution and Camden was often held by the British forces when they occupied Philadelphia.
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