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

Camden

 
 
Camden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
1. Camden Marker
Inscription. This area, first held by Wateree and Catawba Indians, was laid out as Fredericksburg Township in 1733. Here on the Catawba Path the trading town of Pine Tree Hill was settled. In 1769 courts were set up and town named Camden in honor of Lord Camden, friend of the colonies. During the Revolution Camden was the center of British activity in this region. It was incorporated in 1791.
 
Erected 1958 by Kershaw County Historical Society and the City of Camden. (Marker Number 28-4 (#1).)
 
Location. 34° 15.069′ N, 80° 36.461′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is by Momument Square, across from the Camden Archives and Museum. 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. Confederate War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor and Rememberance (within shouting distance of this marker); Action at Logtown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Americans Return (within shouting distance of this marker);
Camden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
2. Camden Marker
James Polk Dickinson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bishop Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Camden Archives and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 16, 2010
3. Camden Archives and Museum
Nearby Confederate War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 16, 2010
4. Nearby Confederate War Memorial
Monument to Confederate Soldiers by their Wives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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