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Pickens in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Soapstone Boulder

 
 
Soapstone Boulder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
1. Soapstone Boulder Marker
Inscription.
On this ancient soapstone boulder are two partially carved soapstone bowls, made by Native Americans around 5,000 years ago. The bowls were rough-shaped with flint chisels and then broken off before doing the final shaping. This boulder was brought to Pickens county by Harold W. David in the 1950's and is pictured in Bert Bierer's "South Carolina Indian Lore."

 
Erected by Randee Hedden & the Hedden Family.
 
Location. 34° 55.6′ N, 82° 43.283′ W. Marker is in Pickens, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Hagood Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Hagood Mill Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Murphree-Hollingsworth Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hagood Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Moorefield Memorial Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagood Mill Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickens (approx.
Soapstone Boulder and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
2. Soapstone Boulder and Marker
3 miles away); William M. Hagood (approx. 3 miles away); Hagood-Mauldin House (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named The Hagood-Mauldin House (approx. 3 miles away); Andrew Pickens (approx. 3 miles away); Elihu Griffin (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pickens.
 
Also see . . .  Steatite Boulder Marker. Marker showing similar boulder from Decatur, Georgia. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Soapstone Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
3. Soapstone Boulder
Soapstone Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 29, 2009
4. Soapstone Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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