Introduction to Camden, Arkansas
Camden, Arkansas, in Ouachita county, is 65 miles SW of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 192 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.
Faber, a French trader, settled on a bluff near the Ouachita River in the year 1783. He named the settlement 'Ecore Fabre' which means the Hill of Faber. This settlement later became the present-day city of Camden. The city was founded in the year 1824. It was officially named Camden and was incorporated in 1844.
Camden and nearby Attractions
- Southwest Shopping Center
- McCollum - Chidester House Museum
- Camden City Hall
- Fort Southerland Park
- Mccollum - Chidester House Museum
Things To Do In Camden
Camden city has several shopping centers including the Cardinal Shopping Center, Southwest Shopping Center, and Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Tourists can also visit the McCollum-Chidester House Museum for historical information. The city has several parks including the City School Park, Sandy Beach Park, Fort Southerland Park, and Carnes Park. Camden City Hall and Fort Lookout Community Center are also worth visiting.
The nearest airport to Camden city is Memorial Field.
Camden Higher Education
Institutes of higher education located in Camden city are Southern Arkansas University Tech and the Professional Cosmetology Education Center. Other higher education institutes that can be accessed from the city are Southern Arkansas University main campus and Henderson State University.