This name derives from the Old English pre 7th Century “Campedene”, composed of two elements: From the Latin “campus” (field, open country, battlefield) plus from the Old English “denu” (valley). The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). Camden Town, often shortened to Camden, is an inner city district of London, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. Marquess Camden is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1812 for the politician John Pratt, 2nd Earl Camden.