South Carolina

Boykin Photos – Kershaw County, South Carolina

South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Kershaw County Photos  |  Boykin Photos

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.

This image is copyrighted. You may not use it without written consent.

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, 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.

Boykin Photos – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Boykin Photos, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!

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.

Boykin Photos - Related Entries

School House BBQ

Pumpkintown Mountain Opry

Myrtle Beach Swing

Clara’s Sandwich Shop

Tigerville General Store

Edisto Drive In

Lexington's Old Mill

Zion Methodist Church
Zion Methodist Church

Lake City Depot
Lake City Depot
Lake City


Join Us on Facebook
Our 5 Goals
Our Contributors
Add Info
Add Pictures
Search for Pictures
Missing Landmarks


Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York