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Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

King Haiglar Tower

 
 
King Haiglar Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
1. King Haiglar Tower Marker
Inscription.    King Haiglar is often called the patron saint of Camden. From about 1750 until his murder by hostile Indians in 1763, this noble Catawba chief was a valuable friend to the pioneers of Pine Tree Hill, as Camden was then known.
   Some time between 1815 and 1826, J.B. Mathieu executed this 5'1" iron effigy of King Haiglar and presented it to the town. It has stood as a weather vane at other locations since then and was placed here when the Opera House (since razed) and its tower were built in 1886.
   A copy of Mathieu's likeness of King Haiglar stands atop City Hall, built in 1955.
 
Erected 1977 by City of Camden.
 
Location. 34° 14.676′ N, 80° 36.409′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (South Carolina Route 521) and Rutledge Street on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E.H. Dibble Store / Eugene H. Dibble (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mather Academy
King Haiglar Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
2. King Haiglar Tower Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bishop Davis House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard Kirkland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gaol (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
3. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2013
4. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower Weathervane close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2013
5. King Haiglar Tower Weathervane close-up
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
6. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower Marker seen along Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
7. King Haiglar Tower Marker seen along Broad Street
King Haiglar at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
8. King Haiglar at City Hall
A copy of Mathieu's likeness of King Haiglar stands atop City Hall, built in 1955.
duplicate King Haiglar weathervane at City Hall close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
9. duplicate King Haiglar weathervane at City Hall close-up
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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