Gaol

Gaol (HMID5)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 14.364', W 80° 36.378'

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On this corner stood the gaol, built in 1771 and burned in 1812. During the Revolution the British imprisoned in it many American soldiers and civilians. Among them, after his capture near the Waxhaws, was the boy Andrew Jackson, later seventh President. He is said to have watched the Battle of Hobkirk Hill through a hole he cut in the wall of the gaol's second story.
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HM NumberHMID5
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Marker Number28-5
Year Placed1958
Placed ByKershaw County Historical Society and the City of Camden
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536255 N 3788770
Decimal Degrees34.23940000, -80.60630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.364', W 80° 36.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 21.84" N, 80° 36' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 614 Broad St, Camden SC 29020, US
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