Camden, South Carolina, SC, 29020

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Geographically situated on the head of the navigable Wateree River, Camden was the home of the SC American Cofitachequi civilization and one of the eleven townships decreed by King George II in It was first called Fredericksburg, then Pine Tree Hill in when a young Joseph Kershaw established a branch office of a Charleston mercantile firm.

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Ten years later, Kershaw would South Carolina the name of the young town to Camden, in honor of Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, an early advocate of the colonies in Parliament. Kershaw became Camden's first mayor, among many other accomplishments, and is the namesake of Kershaw County. Cornwallis' and Rawdon's men were headquartered in the mansion of Joseph Kershaw, while he was exiled.

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The August 16, Battle of Camden was a devastating defeat for the Americans, but it ushered in changes in leadership that helped to turn the tide of the war in the Southern Campaigns. 29020 smaller Battle of Hobkirk Hill was also a British victory, but the British soon left after the battle, destroying most of the town in the process.

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Camden bounced back quickly, becoming once again an important place for trade and commerce in the backcountry. Historic Camden welcomes you to the cultural crossro that have existed here in Camden for thousands of years.

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Visit the site and do a guided tour to learn more!

Camden, South Carolina, SC, 29020

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