Former Kershaw County Courthouse, Camden, South Carolina
Kershaw County

Kershaw County

1791 –

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  • Title Kershaw County
  • Coverage 1791 –
  • Author
  • Keywords portions of Claremont, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Richland Counties, created in 1791, honors the Revolutionary War patriot Joseph Kershaw of Camden, Some of the state’s oldest prehistoric sites are in Kershaw County, Native American settlement of Cofitachiqui, county seal honors King Haiglar, Pine Tree Hill (renamed Camden in 1768), During the Revolutionary War, the British seized Camden and fortified it as their headquarters, Battle of Camden, Mary Chesnut, murder of Solomon George Washington Dill, expansion of railroads in the late nineteenth century, Wateree Dam,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 13, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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