Camden, New Jersey, the seat of Camden County. It is on the Delaware River opposite Philadelphia. A branch of Rutgers University is here. Also in Camden are the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Camden Children's Garden, and the USS Battleship New Jersey, now a museum.
Camden was first settled by Quakers, who had crossed the river from Philadelphia. In 1680 William Cooper built a small house on the site, and a village called Pyne Poynt developed. In 1773 a descendant of Cooper laid out a larger town and named it for the Earl of Camden. Camden was occupied alternately by British and Colonial troops during the Revolutionary War. Walt Whitman lived in Camden from 1873 until his death in 1892, and his home is a national historic landmark.