Camden, South Carolina: Statues of King Hagler and General Kershaw

King Hagler, chief of the Catawba Nation, helped us kill the French in the 1750s. General Kershaw was his white guy ally; the statue depicts them in a friendly pose.
Address:
Market St., Camden, SC
Directions:
Downtown. In a hidden public square a half block south of US Hwy 1/E. DeKalb St. and a half-block east of US Hwy 521/Broad St.
Admission:
Free
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Statues of King Hagler and General Kershaw.

Statues of King Hagler and General Kershaw

Really nice statue. Was glad to see.

[Kimbery Franks, Cocoa Beach Fl, 01/02/2019]

A monument remembering two "Early defenders of peace and liberty in the founding of Camden and Kershaw County." Reminds us of Chief Baconrind's "Bond of Friendship" monument.

Statues of King Hagler and General Kershaw.

Statues of King Hagler and General Kershaw

This is a small landscaped area commemorating King Hagler, chief of the Catawba Nation, and his help in the founding of Camden and Kershaw County.

[Terry Fiedor, 03/15/2014]

King Hagler helped Camden fight off the French during the French and Indian War of the 1750s (He was later murdered by other Indians). The statues were unveiled in October 2012. Jan. 2019: Photo added.

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