Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
King Haiglar Tower
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
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 (State Highway 521) and Rutledge Street on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of E.H. Dibble Store / Eugene H. Dibble (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Hall and Lafayette Cedar (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor and Remembrance (approx. ¼ mile away); The Price House (approx. ¼ mile away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mather Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
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