City Directories and History: In circa 1759, Samuel Wyly (Wylie), an early Quaker settler, in the Camden area conveyed four acres of land for a period of 999 years, for the rental of “one Pepper Corn per Year” to the Quakers for their house of worship and a burying ground. A few Quaker family members are buried here but most were long-term residences of Camden who grew to love the beauty of the old cemetery which has now grown to more than fifty acres.
Thousands of Quakers lived extensively throughout South Carolina and were considered outstanding citizens and artisans. In the early 19th century many sold their holds in the region, including their slaves, and moved to the Midwestern areas of the United States.
R&R suggests you pickup a brochure at the tourism office or Historic Camden and enjoy a ride through a well maintained and historic part of Camden, S.C.
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