The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill


Flag display, Monument site at Kirkwood Common, Camden

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

Kershaw County Historical Society Program

Council Chambers room, the Kershaw County Government Center

515 Walnut Street, Camden, SC

Learn about the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, the 1781 Revolutionary War battle fought within present city limits of Camden—almost exactly this time of year 235 years ago. The Kirkwood and Hobkirk Hill neighborhoods that eventually developed on the battlegrounds are today showplaces of later historic homes and gardens presently in spring bloom season, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.

John Beakes

John Beakes

Speaker John Beakes of Maryland is author of books on Revolutionary military leaders, including two who commanded units on the Hobkirk’s Hill front line. Beakes will be introduced by the Society’s Board member Charles Baxley, also an active researcher of battle history.

New and continuing members of the Society welcome you to our program, open to the public. We also invite you to join our membership, available on payment of dues.

Refreshments and conversation will conclude our program, open to the public.

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March Membership Drive 2016

IT’S YOUR HISTORY, TOO!  Join Us!  Submit your name, address, email and phone with your dues (select your level below):

  • KCHS_Membership_BrochuresStudent $10.00
  • Senior Citizen $20.00
  • Individual $25.00
  • Family $35.00
  • Person or Family, donor level $50.00
  • Business $50.00
  • Contributing $75.00
  • Sustaining $100.00
  • Life $1,000.00

Three ways you may pay:

  1. Mail check to Kershaw County Historical Society, PO Box 501, Camden, SC 29021
  2. Visit our office (Thurs 1-5) at Bonds Conway House, 811 Fair Street, Camden SC
  3. Or pay here with PayPal

Thank You! We look forward to seeing you at our next program!

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The Wateree: Before the Dams

Please Join Us!
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 p.m.
Kershaw County Historical Society Program

at South Building, Kershaw County School District Office,
2029 West DeKalb Street, Camden

Local history author Lon D. Outen will share research-in-progress to focus on

Camden as a River Port, & the Wateree Canal
Wateree canal by Lon Outen

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Racing Program Memorable

The audience was captivated and all seats were taken at the Kershaw County Historical Society’s program Sunday, Nov. 15, 20015, in the Kershaw County Council Chambers when Bondy Long told the story of “Camden’s Moment in NASCAR History.”

Program attendees then moved to the Camden Archives to view the exhibit, enjoy refreshments, and continue conversations with Bondy and his guests who were part of his noted racing team. Thanks to all for a memorable event!


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Dec. 5 note

If you are brightening your day today taking the Junior Welfare League’s Tour of Homes, you may note in publicity a misprint stating that The Bonds Conway House is one of the tour sites.  Our KCHS headquarters, The Bonds Conway House, has been on the tour at various times in the past—but this year the cottage on tour is the Little House on the grounds of the Price House (corner of Broad and York). Enjoy your tour there and throughout Camden today and this evening.

Happy Holidays to our hard-working friends in the Junior League and at the Price House, and to all touring visitors. Y’all come see us at The Bonds Conway House another time!


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Sunday Nov. 15 Bondy Long Tells His Racing Story

Kershaw County Historical Society Program
(Open to Public) 3 p.m. TODAY Nov. 15
Kershaw County Council Chambers
KC Government Center, 515 Walnut St., CamdenBondy Long by LGIBondy Long, speaker–Camden in NASCAR History

Followed by special opening to view exhibit
at Camden Archives, 1314 Broad St., Camden

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RACING INTO HISTORY—Bondy Long Tells the Story

The Kershaw County Historical Society program
Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m.
In the Council Chambers room, the Kershaw County Government Center,
515 Walnut Street, Camden

    A history heard here for the first time—Bondy Long will tell the story of excitement and victory for a local-based auto racing team that 50 years ago established a record still unbroken in NASCAR history. Afterward, one block north at 1314 Broad Street, the Camden Archives will open for the group to have a special viewing of its new exhibit: “Camden’s Moment in NASCAR History—The Bondy Long Story” The public is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Ned Jarrett drove Bondy Long's 1964 Ford #11 to victory at Darlington in 1965

Camden resident Ned Jarrett drove Bondy Long’s 1964 Ford #11 to victory at Darlington in 1965

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