Historic Camden 5/10k Walk

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Guided Walk Camden: A Trot through History.

Founded in 1732, Camden is our state's oldest inland town. Established by a decree from King George II, Camden started as a small backcountry settlement along the banks of the Wateree River-which at the time was about as far west as most Europeans sould venture. Arriving in 1758, Jospeh Kershaw, the county's namesake, gave the area a boost when he opened a mercantile in what he called "Pine Tree Hll." This fostered trade and lured others to settle in what is now known as the "Olde English District." Camden's advantageous position as a crossroad and trading post afforded it an important role in South Carolina's early history.

Trail Rating 1A - 5/10k Special Classifications: Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, State Street Sashay, United States Post Offices, Walking the USA A - Z.

Fees & Awards: Walk is free. $3 - IVV credit, $2 - "B" Award - Club Patch. Donations welcomed.

Directions: From I-20, Exit 98 onto Highway 521 to Camden. Destination on the left. Lunch after the walk. There is a Meet & Eat: October 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm at San Jose Mexican, 808 US-1, (aka 601 Dekalb or Main St.) Lugoff, SC (From Colony Inn, turn right, 2.7 mi., just past Sonic on the right).

Registration is at 10:00am and walk starts at 10:30am.


Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce

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Fees & Awards: Walk is free. $3 - IVV credit, $2 - "B" Award - Club Patch. donations welcomed

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Robert McDaniel

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