Camden Battlefield

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The Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve in Camden, SC is a historically significant site where the Battle of Camden took place during the American Revolutionary War. This battle was a significant engagement between the British forces, commanded by General Lord Cornwallis, and the American Continental Army, led by General Horatio Gates. The battle resulted in a decisive British victory and marked a setback for the American forces.Today, the preserve offers visitors the opportunity to explore the battlefield through walking trails and interpretive signage. Additionally, the preserve focuses on protecting and restoring the unique longleaf pine ecosystem, providing habitat for various plant and animal species. (Submitted by Jimmy Olsen)

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A century before the Oregon Trail carried Americans westward, the Great Wagon Road led the way to expanded settlement across the southern frontier. The road began as a Native American trading route; locally it was known as the Catawba Path.