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Camden in Two Centuries: Life on the Ouachita

Created in 1842, Ouachita County takes its name from the Ouachita River, which forms part of its eastern boundary. The word “Ouachita” is the French spelling of a Native American word that meant good hunting ground or a river with plenty of fish. In the early 19th century, Camden grew into a regional trading center because of its location on the Ouachita River. By the turn of the 20th century, multiple railroad lines expanded Camden’s cotton and timber industries, and the south Arkansas oil boom of the 1920s brought continued prosperity. Ramblers learned about Camden’s history and architecture from the territorial days to the present.

Photos from the 2019 Ramble are available HERE.

Thank you to our 2019 Ramble Sponsors!

Ouachita County Historical Society

Woods Place