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

John C. West Boyhood Home

 
 
John C. West Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 16, 2010
1. John C. West Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.  This farm was the boyhood home of John Carl West (b. 1922), governor of South Carolina 1971-75. West, a graduate of the Citadel and the University of S.C., served as an intelligence officer in World War II, as state senator 1955-66, and as lieutenant governor 1967-71 before his term as governor. He was later U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1977-81.
 
Erected 1999 by the Kershaw County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 12.521′ N, 80° 32.141′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Cleveland School Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near exit 101 of Interstate 20. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cleveland School Fire (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Loyalists (approx. 4.2 miles away); Prisoners of War (approx. 4.2 miles away); Kershaw House
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 4.2 miles away); Southeast Redoubt (approx. 4.2 miles away); Joseph Kershaw (1728-1791) (approx. 4.2 miles away); African Americans Choose Sides (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
John C. West Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 16, 2010
2. John C. West Boyhood Home Marker
John C. West Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, May 1, 2011
3. John C. West Boyhood Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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