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Camden County

Camden County is named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, who supported the colonists during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Burlington County 

E – Atlantic County

S – Gloucester County

W – Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

 

Created:  March 13, 1844                                                           Map of New Jersey highlighting Camden County

County Seat:

Camden  1845 – present

 

County Hall of Justice – Camden  

 

Location:  101 South 5th Street / Dr. Martin L King Boulevard

Built:  1981 – 1983

Style:  Morden

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a a six story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Camden and forms a “V” with a west wing and south wing, The main entrance with glass pyramid is located at the join of the two wings, The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. The building is named as the Maria Barnaby Greenwald Hall of Justice. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1844 and Camden was selected as the county seat in 1845. In 1848, the site for the courthouse at Broadway and Federal Street was purchased from Abigail Cooper for $500. The first courthouse was designed by Samuel Sloan and was built by Daniel A Hall in 1852 at a cost of $40,970. In 1875, the second courthouse was built as a one story structure and a second story was added later. The building was torn down to make room for the third courthouse constructed 1904 to 1906. The architect was Rankin, Kellogg & Crane and contractor was Lee & Company. During construction, the court moved into the City Hall. The courthouse was torn down and the site became the location of the County Administration Building. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1981 to 1984.

 

 

County Courthouse – Camden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2017