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Why Camden, South Carolina?

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Five Reasons to visit Camden, South Carolina.  Of course there are more, but we wanted to share five compelling reasons to visit Camden, South Carolina.  Why?  Because we want to experience the best of the Southeast! 1.  Get Off The Beaten Path:  Camden hosts a small town charm that is unmatched.  Located just three miles […]

II. Camden Has the Best Things to Do in South Carolina

The front porch of Bloomsbury welcomes guests to sit and rest.

Part II.  Camden is full of exciting adventures.  From dining to shopping to playing, everyone loves Camden!  Resident or tourist, venture out and enjoy some serious treasures. Find out more about vacationing in Camden by requesting info:  Camden, South Carolina and Bloomsbury Inn!                         […]

Camden Has the Best Things to Do in South Carolina, I

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When we say Camden, South Carolina is the best place to visit, we mean it!   Camden is history and that is true.  Camden is horses and that is true.  Camden is antiques and that is true, also.  But, there is so much more… Find out more about vacationing in Camden by requesting info:  visit Camden, […]

Town or City

February 2016 When seeking the magic of Camden, South Carolina, it matters not if Camden is a town or a city.  But, you will be interested in the answer after you have visited this perfect little place. Speaking of visiting, pack a bag as you cannot possibly enjoy all that Camden offers in just a […]

Dillinger’s Machine Gun

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The best gun collection in the southeast is located in Camden, South Carolina.  The Ross E. Beard Gun Collection has over 1,000 items; currently the Camden Archives and Museum  displays about 400 of the collection.  One of the most popular to see is a John Dillinger machine gun.   Mr. Beard was given this gun by his Godfather, […]

Duel of Honor! Colonel Henry Nixon and Major Thomas Hopkins

View of the Nixon Grave, Quaker Cemetary

It was a manner of honor.  Colonel Henry G. Nixon (1800-1829) was a darling of the Camden community. Well-liked, polished, and generous, Col. Nixon was a local attorney and politician. With differences to settle, on January 15, 1829, he and Thomas A. Hopkins (1803-1831) met to dual at the Sand Bar Ferry near Augusta, Georgia […]

Bloomsbury Quail and Grits

Beautiful table, set with the perfect plate of quail on top of grits.

Quail and Grits Quail and grits, two of South Carolina’s beloved foods, conjure up a folkloric, mythical presence right before your eyes. All across our great state, every community and ethnic group touts their favorite recipe. Each reflects cultural influences. From Native Americans to post Civil War households to the twenty-first century, quail and grits […]

Famous Faces linked to Bloomsbury Inn

Front Porch at Bloomsbury In Bed and Breakfast in Camden, SC

Compliments of Carolina Living! Carolina Famous Faces

Great-Great Grandfather Brown

Scene of the Perryville KY Civil War Memorial

Augustus Cicero (A.C.) Brown, Sr. (12 May 1832 – 8 October 1862) By Colonel Bruce Alan Brown, PhD, (USAF Ret ) After the Confederate defeats at Forts Henry and Donelson in February of 1862, a call went out for additional volunteers.  Governor Joseph Brown authorized the creation of a brigade-sized unit from thirty-four counties in […]

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