Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John C. West Boyhood Home

Marker ID: SCHM 28-10
Location: on Cleveland School Rd (SC-S-28-91), south of Camden, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 12.500    W 080° 32.160
  34.208333    -80.536
Style: Free Standing **


This farm was the boyhood home of John Carl West (b. 1922), governor of South Carolina 1971~75. West, a graduate of the Citadel and the University of S.C., served as an intelligence officer in World War II, as state senator 1955~66, and as lieutenant governor 1967~71 before his term as governor. He was later U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1977~81