From the Desk of the Mayor

WOW!  What a great season to be enjoying Camden, South Carolina.  With over 280 years of history and successes to our credit, Camden is the perfect place to live, to work, and to play.  There is always exciting news encircling us.  
Who doesn’t like to play, first?  

  • Horses and horse-centric shopping  
  • Regionally acclaimed dining and new options opening soon 
  • Awarding-winning bed and breakfasts and national hotels
  • Cultural events galore
  • Nationally recognized museums
  • Wateree River
  • Antiques and quaint shopping
  • Parks, Spring/Summer Sports, Tennis, 
  • Southern Hospitality

Located in the heart of South Carolina, Camden is the perfect place to play.  To ensure that you do not miss any of our great play options, visit our community calendar at Classically Carolina.   I am going to be watching for you.

From Antebellum Manor Homes to Summer Cottages, Camden offers a wide variety of places to live.  You can be in the Historic District.  You can have a lake in your backyard.  You can anchor a planned neighbor.  Or, you can be a downtown resident.  I know we have the perfect place for you to live.  We are in the process of building a new elementary school facility.  And, we have broken ground on a new tennis complex that is second to none in the state.

Working is part of our lives also.  Camden offers economic development opportunities, excellent educational options and a low cost of living for all.  I would love to talk with you about working in Camden.

The future of Camden is bright, and we have so many successes to share.   I am proud to call Camden my home.   If you have any thoughts, ideas, comments or concerns, please send me an email regarding them or visit me at City Hall.

Warm regards, 
ALFRED MAE DRAKEFORD