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Camden – By: Margaret Walker, Black Belt Living Magazine


Camden By Margaret Walker Black Belt Living Magazine   Imagine a place where exchanging pleasantries is the height of good manners, where friends and strangers alike welcome one another with a smile or quite possibly a “How do you do?” Where the traffic that leaves even the most saintly big city dwellers yowling under their […]

Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park

The Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park was founded in 1959 and it is owned and operated by Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park, Inc. (BWMRP, Inc.).   Located on the outskirts of Camden, Alabama in Wilcox County it is a public park, serving all citizens, with a special emphasis on the youth of our county. Munden Park […]

Canton Bend United Methodist Church


This small frame building which houses the Canton Bend Methodist Church, was constructed by church members during the early 1900’s.  It is situated adjacent to the old Canton Cemetery, within site of an earlier church, the Canton Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The grave of Ann Smith, wife of Duncan C. Smith, the first Wilcox County Circuit […]

Wilcox Female Institute


The first school in Camden was built on the site of a block of brick stores now owned by Mrs. C. B. Jones’ heirs. Afterwards this school was closed and the Wilcox Female Institute was built and chartered. Later it was used as the county high school. This Institute was built according to authentic sources […]