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Mulberry Plantation (James and Mary Boykin Chestnut House)

Camden, South Carolina
County of Kershaw.
National Register Number: 80003673
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: SC-5 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 16, 2000):
Mulberry is nationally significant in the area of American literature for its association with Mary Boykin Chestnut's remarkable first-hand account of southern society during the Civil War. Her war-time diary, acknowledged as the most important piece of Confederate literature, is also recognized for its contributions to our understanding of southern culture and society.

Condition:
Mulberry is ingood condition.

In 2006, this resource was classified as watch because there was potential for it to be impacted by an expansion of Highway 521. The expansion was intended to provide a more direct route from Shaw AFB to Camp Lejeune, NC. Currently there is no funding for this expansion project.


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