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King Haiglar Tower

 
 
King Haiglar Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, 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 this marker. E.H. Dibble Store / Eugene H. Dibble (about 600 feet
King Haiglar Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
2. King Haiglar Tower Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Price House (approx. ¼ mile away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mather Academy (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
3. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2013
4. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower Weathervane close-up image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2013
5. King Haiglar Tower Weathervane close-up
King Haiglar Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
6. King Haiglar Tower
King Haiglar Tower Marker seen along Broad Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 2, 2011
9. duplicate King Haiglar weathervane at City Hall close-up
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on October 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   7. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2022