Kershaw County, South Carolina

county in South Carolina, United States

Kershaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, its population was 65,403.[1] Its county seat is Camden.[2] The county was created in 1791.[3]

Kershaw County
Old Kershaw County Courthouse in Camden
Old Kershaw County Courthouse in Camden
Map of South Carolina highlighting Kershaw County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°20′18″N 80°35′27″W / 34.338356°N 80.590885°W / 34.338356; -80.590885
Country United States
State South Carolina
Named forJoseph Brevard Kershaw
Largest communityCamden
 • Total740.26 sq mi (1,917.3 km2)
 • Land726.61 sq mi (1,881.9 km2)
 • Water13.65 sq mi (35.4 km2)  1.84%
 • Total65,403
 • Density90.01/sq mi (34.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th


  1. "QuickFacts: Kershaw County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2015.