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

Kershaw House

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
1. Kershaw House Marker
Inscription. This Georgian Mansion overlooking Camden was originally built c.1775-1780 by Joseph Kershaw. A wealthy merchant and leading citizen, Kershaw modeled his residence after the William Washington house in Charleston. During the British occupation of 1780-81, The unfinished structure was fortified and served as headquarters for General Cornwallis and other British officers. The house later served as an orphan school and Confederate supply depot, before being burned in 1865. Archeological excavations beginning 1968 located the foundations of the house and the position of the palisade wall. The house and the was were reconstructed in 1974-77.
 
Location. 34° 14.102′ N, 80° 36.103′ W. Marker is in Camdan, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on State Road (State Highway 28-703). Touch for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. 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. Prisoners of War (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Kershaw (1728-1791) (a few steps from this marker); Southeast Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Common
Kershaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
2. Kershaw House Marker
(about 400 feet away); Citizen - Soldiers (about 500 feet away); Northeast Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Palisade Wall (about 800 feet away); The Fortified Post (about 800 feet away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Kershaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
3. Kershaw House Marker
Kershaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
4. Kershaw House Marker
Kershaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
5. Kershaw House Marker
A Painting on A building in Town image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
6. A Painting on A building in Town
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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