Home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Camden County, deep in the heart of southeast Georgia, is named for the earl of Camden, Charles Pratt, who was chief justice and lord chancellor of England in the late 1700s. The county is about 40 miles from Jacksonville, Florida; 38 miles from Brunswick, Georgia; 109 miles from Savannah, Georgia; and 300 miles from Atlanta.
As one of the largest counties in the state of Georgia, Camden County covers more than 600 square miles.
The population of Camden County is more than 53,000 according to 2016 U.S. Census estimates. Due to Camden’s strong economy, steady growth is predicted for the future.
Camden County is easily accessible, Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 17 and Georgia Highway 40 all intersect the county.
Jacksonville International Airport is the nearest commercial airport serving Camden County. It is about 30 minutes south on
St. Marys Municipal Airport and Brunswick Golden Isles Airport also serve the local area.
Conference Spaces and Accommodations
There are about 20 hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns located in the Camden County and Kings Bay area.
Camden County has several different meeting spaces available for use by the public. For a full list of conference spaces and local accommodations, search the Camden County Chamber of Commerce’s business directory at www.camdenchamber.com/list.
Camden County consists of three municipalities: Woodbine, Kingsland and St. Marys. Each of these municipalities has a mayor and a council of up to six people. A county commission and a county administrator govern the county.
St. Marys and Kingsland provide law enforcement services for their residents, while Camden County provides countywide services, including service to the city of Woodbine.
Support Services and Public Safety
Camden County is served by fire departments located in St. Marys, Kingsland and Woodbine staffed by full-time firefighters, emergency medical technicians and volunteers.
Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive in St. Marys, offers 24-hour emergency service and full medical care. In addition, there is a Veterans Affairs clinic as well as physicians and dentists who participate in the TRICARE system within the county.
Camden County has several financial institutions. These institutions include The Heritage Bank, Citizens State Bank, Coastal Bank of Georgia, Ameris, Southeastern Bank, United 1st Federal Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union.
Top Five Employers
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay 9,000
Camden County Schools 1,200
Express Scripts 650
Lockheed Martin 500
Camden County Government 400
Camden County School district includes one high school, two middle schools and nine elementary schools. Alternative and Christian school options are also available.
Coastal Georgia College, a Georgia university system school, offers bachelor’s and associate programs. There are several other colleges and universities within commuting distance in Brunswick, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida.
The county library facilities include the Camden County Public Library, St. Marys Public Library and Woodbine’s Bryan-Lang Historical Library.
The newspaper that serves Camden County is The Tribune & Georgian. WECC (89.3 FM), WKBX (106.3 FM), and WWIO (88.9 FM) and WKXC (99.5 FM) also provide local news and music to the community. Jacksonville provides local broadcast of all major television networks. Comcast is the cable provider for St. Marys, Kings Bay and Woodbine while Kingsland Cable provides service to Kingsland. TDS Telecom is the sole landline telephone service, while there are several major wireless carriers who serve the area.