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

Presbyterian Meeting House

 
 
Presbyterian Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Presbyterian Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Near this memorial stood the Presbyterian Meeting House, first place of worship in Camden after that of the Quakers. It was built about 1774 on land given by Col. Joseph Kershaw and confirmed in his Will dated 1778. The first building was destroyed by the British and rebuilt after the Revolution. In 1805 a third church was erected here and called Bethesda, which was used until the present church on DeKalb Street was built in 1820 - 1822. This land was given by the Presbyterians to the Cemetery Association in 1915.
 
Erected 1954 by The Cemetery Association of Camden.
 
Location. 34° 14.031′ N, 80° 36.45′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Meeting Street near Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb's Original Gravesite (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camden Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Agnes of Glasgow 1760 ~ 1780 (within
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Women in the Revolution (about 700 feet away); Quaker Burying Ground (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Overview
Old Presbyterian Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Old Presbyterian Burying Ground
Next to the Presbyterian Meeting House marker
Old Presbyterian Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. Old Presbyterian Burying Ground
Grave of Col. Henry Nixon image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
6. Grave of Col. Henry Nixon
as listed on the sign
Old Presbyterian Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 15, 2011
7. Old Presbyterian Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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