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
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.