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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.

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Today, Boykin is home to the Broom Place, the Boykin Company Grille, and the Mill Pond Steakhouse. Grits milled at the Boykin Mill can be purchased at the Boykin Company Store.

The Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina’s state dog, is named after L.W. Boykin, 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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6 Comments about Boykin Photos

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 3rd, 2014 at 9:15 am

Actually, the scientific name for all domestic dogs is Canis familiaris, and not breed-specific. I hope this helps!

cmNo Gravatar says:
March 1st, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Why do you not have the SC state dog’s scientific name? That is not very useful, but you are a great website. Thank you for all of your help.

Mike StroudNo Gravatar says:
September 10th, 2013 at 5:36 am

The Battle of Boykin’s Mill was the site of the last Union officer killed in action during the American Civil War. Boykin’s Mill also hosted the final battle on South Carolina soil (I will forward a photo of the Monument at the Mill).

Allie OutlawNo Gravatar says:
November 9th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

My great grandmother was from Boykin, SC. Rachel Moore and she was the daughter of George and Lullie (or Lula) Moore, and she married Lewis Douglas and moved to North Carolina.

Our family is very interested in receiving any information you may have in your records concerning this family or any of our relatives who may reside in Boykin or the surrounding communities.

Thank you for any attention you are willing to provide our request.

Charlies Boykin Bostick Jr.No Gravatar says:
July 15th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

It’s been years since my dad and mother took us to visit. My dad is a Sr. and passed in 1982. He was a Bostick but was very much a Boykin. We did a lot of hunting using the Boykin Spaniel. I love the little town and would love too be able to see it again. Best Regards, Charlie Bostick

Big Shayne PowellNo Gravatar says:
July 6th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow! This place is so awesome! I love our state heritage so much and hope to visit you all one day. I need to add this treasure to my historical journeying. With kind regards from Travelers Rest, SC – Big Shayne.






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