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, 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.