|District||Lennox and Addington|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
In 1800, one of the first settlers was Albert Williams, the son of a United Empire Loyalist family. The first saw mill was built in 1818 by Abel Scott. He sold the rights to the mill to Samuel Clark who added a wool mill and a grist mill. The community was then called Clark's Mills. In 1832, the post office was built. The name changed to Camden East, after the township which was organized in 1787 and named in honor of Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden, and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain in the late 18th century.
- Sir Gilbert Parker was born in Camden East 23 November 1862. He was a journalist in Australia, and then moved to England in 1889. He gained considerable reputation writing historical novels. One of his best-known works is The Seats of the Mighty.
- Larry McCormick, Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of Canada (1993–2004) representing the electoral district of Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.