Boykin Photos – Kershaw County, South Carolina
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Boykin is a small community nine miles south of Camden on SC 261. Founded by the arrival of the Boykin family in 1750, Boykin soon had a mill pond powering a grist mill. Milling brought activity and several other buildings were erected, including a church, general store, post office, tavern, and cotton gin.
The Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina’s state dog, is named after L.W. Boykin, a resident of Boykin and first breeder of this hunting dog. The breed was developed by hunters needing a compact dog to accompany them on boat trips on the nearby Wateree River and its associated swamps.
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