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Federal Street

ederal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This lane was to provide the farmers in the area a way to get to the ferry.

The Camden Trust Co. marks its seventy-fifth anniversary today. Opening for business in modest quarters at 227 Federal street, July 1, 1873, the bank now has a main office at Broadway and Market street and five branches -- Haddonfield, Gloucester City, Blackwood, one in South Camden and one in East Camden. When the institution was started, it was known as the Camden Insurance Safe Deposit & Trust Co. On February 2, 1874, the word "Insurance" was dropped from the original title and on April 11, 1938, it was shortened to the Camden Trust Co.

Camden Trust Co. 75 Years Old; Leads South Jersey in Deposits

The Camden Trust Co. marks its seventy-fifth anniversary today.

Parson's Hotel at Front Street

The Year 1841 – Camden, NJ

On March 12, 1841 the Camden Mutual Fire Insurance Company was chartered. It continued as a mutual association until July 1, 1870, when it was converted into a stock company, although it was not until 1881 that the word “Mutual” was dropped from the name and the name Camden Fire Insurance Association was adopted. The original office building was erected at the southwest corner of Fifth and Federal Streets in 1858. Prior to that time the Director’s meetings had been held until 1853 at Parson’s Hotel; at the Federal Street Ferry.