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Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurances 150-year legacy
Kershaw Countys oldest continuous business
Steve Van Horn
Steve Van Horn stands in front of the insurance agency he began working for in 1980 and took sole ownership of in 2005 at the corner Rutledge and Market streets in downtown Camden. Kennedy Insurance Agency opened in 1865 and is about to celebrate its 150th anniversary. With longevity comes change, as the company is now doing business as the Van Horn Agency. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County’s oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it’s always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service. Charlie J. McDowell opened what would become Kennedy Insurance Agency in downtown Camden in 1865. In its 150th year, that makes the insurance broker not only the longest active business in Kershaw County, but among the oldest in the nation.

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