Kershaw House

Kershaw House (HMFGX)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 14.102', W 80° 36.103'

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This Georgian Mansion overlooking Camden was originally built c.1775-1780 by Joseph Kershaw. A wealthy merchant and leading citizen, Kershaw modeled his residence after the William Washington house in Charleston. During the British occupation of 1780-81, The unfinished structure was fortified and served as headquarters for General Cornwallis and other British officers. The house later served as an orphan school and Confederate supply depot, before being burned in 1865. Archeological excavations beginning 1968 located the foundations of the house and the position of the palisade wall. The house and the was were reconstructed in 1974-77.
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536679 N 3788288
Decimal Degrees34.23503333, -80.60171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.102', W 80° 36.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 6.12" N, 80° 36' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111-199 State Rd S-28-703, Camden SC 29020, US
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