History


Allopathic Garden

Allopath Garden

While visiting Washington, Arkansas with our grandchildren, we discovered a historic home of an allopathic doctor. In his back yard was an interesting garden.  I asked what you would find and of course many of the items were herbs that we have today.  I was told cilantro, lemon balm, pepperment, rosemary, thyme, lavender and german […]

Quaker Cemetery – Capt. Benjamin Carter

Captain Benjamin Carter's enclosure at Quaker Cemetery

As I stated, once a month, I plan to make a post concerning the “residents” of Quaker Cemetery.  It is a fascinating location with so much Camden history…I don’t think even the residents realize it is such a gem.  When you come to Bloomsbury, it is a great place to visit.  So, let’s talk about […]

Agnes of Glasgow

Agnes of Glascow grave site

Agnes of Glasgow      About once a month, I will be posting a blog on some of our more famous personages to be found in the Quaker Cemetery.  Behind every headstone is a story.  And in the case of Quaker Cemetery, it reflects the history of Camden.      The oldest grave of fame […]

Best Gun Collection in Nation at Camden Archieves

Ross Beard Gun Collection

The Ross E. Beard, Jr. Collection  is now on display at the Camden Archives & Museum.  The rifles, muskets, and pistols that make up this collection reflect the history and lore of our nation.  They bring back images of old black and white television shows.  They trigger memories of the horrors of war and sacrifices made  for our […]

Quaker Cemetery, Camden SC

Painting of Quaker Cemetery front gate

Quaker Cemetery was established by Quaker settlers around 1750. Samuel Wyly, conveyed four acres of land to the Quakers in 1759. It was conveyed for the rental of “One Pepper Corn Per Year” for 999 years. The purpose of the land was to build their house of worship and to provide a cemetery for the Quaker […]

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