Kershaw County, South Carolina

Kershaw Co., SC

Kershaw County, SC


Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw, an early settler. Originally part of Camden District, Kershaw County was formed in 1791 from parts of Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, and Richland counties. The county seat is Camden, which is the oldest inland city in South Carolina. This site was settled around 1732 by English traders and farmers who moved inland from Charleston.

During the American Revolutionary War, the British occupied Camden from June 1780 to May 1781. Fourteen battles took place in the area, including the Battle of Camden (August 16, 1780) and the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (April 25, 1781).
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Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Kershaw County is bordered by Lancaster, Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee,
Sumter, Richland and Fairfield counties.

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