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Encyclopedia > Camden, South Carolina
Camden, South Carolina
Nickname: Steeplechase Capital of the World
Coordinates: 34°15′33″N 80°36′33″W / 34.25917, -80.60917
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Kershaw
Founded March 22, 1786
Government
 - Mayor Mary Y. Clark
Area
 - City  9.8 sq mi (25.3 km²)
 - Land  9.7 sq mi (25.0 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation  187 ft (57 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 6,682
 - Density 692.2/sq mi (267.4/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29020
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-10855GR2
GNIS feature ID 1247113GR3
Website: www.camden-sc.org

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Camden is a city in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,682 at the 2000 census and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 17,359. It is the county seat of Kershaw CountyGR6. Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...

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Geography

Camden is located at 34°15′33″N, 80°36′33″W (34.259146, -80.609161)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.3 km² (9.8 mi²). 25.0 km² (9.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Kershaw County, South Carolina original courthouse in Camden, South Carolina by Robert Mills built about 1827, now home of the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
Kershaw County, South Carolina original courthouse in Camden, South Carolina by Robert Mills built about 1827, now home of the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 834 KB) Robert Mills courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:55, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 834 KB) Robert Mills courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:55, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Robert Mills (1781 - 1855) is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect; Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. ...

History

Camden, South Carolina, located in Kershaw County, is the oldest inland city in South Carolina. In 1730, Camden became part of a township plan ordered by King George II. Kershaw County’s official web site states, “Originally laid out in 1732 as the town of Fredricksburg in the Wateree River swamp (south of the present town) when King George III ordered eleven inland townships established along South Carolina's rivers, few of the area settlers chose to take lots surveyed in the town, choosing the higher ground to the north. The township soon disappeared.” In 1758, Joseph Kershaw, from Yorkshire, England came into the township, established a store and renamed the town Pine Tree Hill. Camden became the inland trade center in the colony. Kershaw suggested that the town be renamed Camden, in honor of Lord Camden, the champion of colonial rights. May of 1780 brought the American Revolution to Charleston, South Carolina, and Charleston fell. Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2,500 of his troops marched to Camden and established the main British supply post for the Southern campaign. The Battle of Camden, the worst American defeat of the Revolution, was fought on August 16, 1780 in Camden and another battle between around 1,400 American troops led by General Nathanael Greene battled with 950 British soldiers led by Lord Francis Rawdon on April 25, 1781. The last battle was a costly win for the British, but it forced the Redcoats to leave Camden. Camden was not involved directly with the Civil War, however did send a few generals. Camden moved on from the war, and in 1885, it became a place where rich Northern families would migrate to in the winter. The town became associated with many equestrian activities, and is now the home of the third oldest active polo field in America. In the winter, more than 1,500 thoroughbreds call the field home. According to Kershaw County’s web site, “Horse related activities became very popular. That interest in equine activities has continued and today the horse industry is a major part of the county economy. For that reason, the county is known as the ‘Steeplechase Capital of the World’.” George II King of Great Britain and Ireland George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683–25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... The Wateree River is a river, about 75 mi (120 km) long, in central South Carolina in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Charles Cornwallis Horatio Gates Johann de Kalb† Strength 2,239 3,052 Casualties 68 killed 245 wounded 64 missing 1,000 killed or wounded 1,000 captured 132 missing The Battle of Camden was an important battle in the Southern Theatre of the American Revolutionary... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Francis Rawdon was a British officer during the American War for Independence. ... For other uses, see Polo (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,682 people, 2,874 households, and 1,813 families residing in the city. The population density was 267.4/km² (692.2/mi²). There were 3,283 housing units at an average density of 131.4/km² (340.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.72% White, 37.19% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,874 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The Kershaw House, Georgian mansion first built, 1775-1780, by Joseph Kershaw, merchant and leading citizen of Camden became the headquarters for the occupying British army, 1780-1781. It burned in 1865, and was the object of an archaeological dig in 1968. Then it was rebuilt from 1974-1977.
The Kershaw House, Georgian mansion first built, 1775-1780, by Joseph Kershaw, merchant and leading citizen of Camden became the headquarters for the occupying British army, 1780-1781. It burned in 1865, and was the object of an archaeological dig in 1968. Then it was rebuilt from 1974-1977.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,209, and the median income for a family was $53,056. Males had a median income of $37,342 versus $26,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,037. About 13.1% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1045 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Kershaw House, Georgian mansion first built, 1775-1780, by Joseph Kershaw, merchant and leading citizen of Camden became the headquarters for the occupying British... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1045 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Kershaw House, Georgian mansion first built, 1775-1780, by Joseph Kershaw, merchant and leading citizen of Camden became the headquarters for the occupying British... For the magazine about archaeology, see Archaeology (magazine). ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Camden is the center of an urban cluster with a total population of 17,359 (2000 census).


The Carolina Cup

The Carolina Cup is an annual event held on either the final Saturday in March or the first Saturday of April. The first race was held March 22, 1930 and has been held every year since, with the exception of 1943 and 1945, during World War II. The races have become a South Carolina tradition, and normally draws a crowd of over 75,000 spectators. The "Cup" has become a premier social sporting event. Springdale Race Course is also home to the Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup held on the third Sunday in November annually.


Among major steeplechase horse races, it is unique in that because of South Carolina state law, gambling on horse racing is prohibited.


Transportation

Parking free Other information Opened 1937 Code CAM Traffic Passengers (2006) 3,582 9% Services The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Depot is an Amtrak (former Seaboard Air Line Railroad) train station in Camden, South Carolina. ...

Trivia

Brook Benton (19 September 1931 — 9 April 1988) was an American singer and songwriter most remembered for his mournful R&B ballad, Rainy Night in Georgia. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Isaac Bernard Hampton (born August 22, 1951 in Camden, South Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... Bobby Engram (born January 7, 1973, Camden, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Dimetry Giovonni Vonnie Holliday (born December 12, 1975 in Camden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ...

External links

Coordinates: 34.259146° N 80.609161° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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