About This Place
Camden is a city in Benton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 3,828 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Benton County.
Camden is positioned at 36°2′47″N 88°5′9″W / 36.04639°N 88.08583°W / 36.04639; -88.08583 (36.046344, -88.085944). The city is situated along Cypress Creek, near the creek's modern confluence with the Kentucky Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River (the original lower 10 miles (16 km) of the creek were entirely engulfed by Tennessee River with the completion of Kentucky Dam in 1944). The area is characterized by low hills to the north and west and wetlands to the east, the latter of which is largely protected by the Camden Wildlife Management Area.
Camden is centered around the junction of U.S. Route 70, which connects Camden to Nashville to the east and Memphis to the west, and Tennessee State Route 191, which connects Camden to Eva and Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park to the northeast and Interstate 40 to the southeast. U.S. Route 641, which intersects US-70 in the western half of Camden, connects the area with Paris and Kentucky to the north.