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In search of Joseph Kershaws plantations
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Perhaps the most visible symbol representing Col. Joseph Kershaw, Camden’s founding father, is the replica of his town house built in 1977 on the site of his former home. We call it the “Kershaw-Cornwallis House.” Kershaw described his town house in his will, “…my large Mansion or dwelling house in Camden with the 14 Lots now inclosed [sic] in the yard and Garden…” Kershaw’s new town house was still under construction when Lord Cornwallis and his British troops took command of it as their headquarters in Camden in 1780.