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Boykin, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Kershaw
Area
 • Total 7.069 sq mi (18.31 km2)
 • Land 6.881 sq mi (17.82 km2)
 • Water 0.188 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
164 ft (50 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 100
 • Density 14/sq mi (5.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 803
GNIS feature ID 1246960

Boykin is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States. Its population was 100 as of the 2010 census.

On May 5, 1860, at least two dozen individuals drowned in the Boykin Mill Pond when a flatboat they were enjoying an incursion on sank after it struck a stump, began taking on water and those onboard panicked and moved toward one end of the boat. It tipped, dumping the more than 50 people on the flatboat into the water.

The Battle of Boykin's Mill was fought in Boykin on April 18, 1865. It marked the last battle of the American Civil War fought in South Carolina and was the site of the last Union officer killed in action during the conflict.

Midfield Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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