Kershaw County Historical Society

Camden, South Carolina


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The Catawba Trading Path

An environmental engineer and graduate of Clemson University, Val Green has spent many years researching the topic of his May 18,2008, lecture at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden-- John Lawson’s Explorations of the Catawba Trading Path.

Part of Green’s research involved physically locating the path that the English explorer traveled in the early 1700s through the backcountry wilderness that included present Kershaw County.

A few days after Green's descriptive lecture, Society president Peggy Ogburn followed the modern footprints of this trail and submitted the following views traveling from northward to southward through present Kershaw County: (1) a Flat Rock Road section, (2) South Broad Street in Camden, with the Historic Camden Revolutionary Park entrance to the left, and (3) a few miles south of Camden where an unpaved section of the historic path lies on private property.

 

 

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Headquarters at the Bonds Conway House
811 Fair Street, Post Office Box 501
Camden, SC 29020     Phone: (803) 425-1123
Email:  kchistory@camden.net