Friends Neck Plantation - Camden Kershaw County South Carolina SC

Friends Neck Plantation – Camden – Kershaw County

Basic Information

  • Location – South of Camden, Wateree River, Kershaw County

  • Origin of name – This area was named for one of the many necks formed by the curves in the Wateree River. It was settled in 1750 by Irish Quakers (2, XI: 2) (3, p. 168)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1774 – Aaron Loocock owned the plantation and asked Joshua [Inglish] English to manage it. English owned nearby Waterees Plantation while Loocock had his main holdings in the Goose Creek area (1, p. 97).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Paulette Forman from:
    Thomas J. Kirkland and Robert MacMillan Kennedy, Historic Camden, Part One: Colonial and Revolutionary (Columbia, SC: The State Company, 1905)
     Order Historic Camden, Part One: Colonial and Revolutionary

  2. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. Nancy Capace, Encyclopedia of South Carolina (St. Clair Shores, MI: Somerset Publishers, Inc., 2015 - Second Edition)

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