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Also known as the Mulberry Plantation (not to be confused with the 1700s Moncks Corner Mulberry Plantation), the James and Mary Boykin Chestnut House is a truly historically significant site in Camden, South Carolina. Built in 1820, the property is notable for being the home of James and Mary Boykin Chestnut.

General James Chestnut IV was a politician and military man during his days. He was married to the well known Mary Boykin Chestnut, who was a diarist and author of the book A Diary From Dixie. Her personal accounts of their day to day activities recorded through her diary are highly esteemed as a historical account of her days among the elite during her days. Their participation in the local social scene allowed them to be seen as great contributors in the history of the county, state, and the whole South.
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