States: New Jersey: Gloucester
Source Information: HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF GLOUCESTER, SALEM, AND CUMBERLAND NEW JERSEY by Thos. Cushing, M.D. & Charles E. Sheppard, Esq.
Erection of Camden County - As time went on the convenience of the rapidly-increasing population in the northern part of Gloucester seemed to call for the erection there of a new county, and the measure was favored by some in order to secure to West New Jersey its just share of influence in the State government.
Accordingly, on the 13th of March, 1844, an act was passed by the Legislature erecting the townships of Camden, Waterford, Newton, Union, Delaware, Gloucester, and Washington, then constituting a part of the county of Gloucester, into a separate county by the name of Camden. So violent, however, was the opposition to the measure that the act passed the Assembly by a majority of only one.
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