Camden County is rich in history. It was among the first areas of Georgia to experience European colonization, by both the Spanish and English. Camden was one of Georgia's eight original counties and its character and culture have for many years been free from radical changes. Now, many aspects of Camden County are changing as a result of its tremendous population growth and associated need for increases in goods and services of all types.
It is more important than ever before that the history of Camden County be preserved for the benefit of present and future residents of the area. Bryan-Lang Historical Library is doing this by bringing together a comprehensive collection of this county's past and present.
The largest portion of our collection are documents and historical records that tell the history of Camden County, its families, events, places, and other important aspects. Approximately 2800 volumes are located in the archives with subjects such as:
The Library also contains microfilm census rolls from Camden County and the adjoining counties, along with other census rolls from other counties in Georgia and there are photographs and maps that show the history of Camden County through images of people, places, events, etc.
The entire private collection of books and records belonging to the late Beatrice "Bebe" Lang, a Camden County native, is in the library. The Bryan-Lang Historical Library is also named in memory of Ms. Lang and Mary Givens Bryan, her longtime friend and former Director of the Georgia State Archives (1951 to 1964).