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Near Salem in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jocassee Town

 
 
Jocassee Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 19, 2010
1. Jocassee Town Marker
Inscription. Jocassee was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns” in what is now S.C. It was located about 2 mi. E on the Jocassee River and in the Vale of Jocassee, near the modern Jocassee Dam. The town, like other Cherokee Lower Towns, was abandoned and resettled several times during the period 1750-1800. The town site and valley were covered by Lake Jocassee in 1973.
 
Erected 2006 by by the Oconee Arts and Historical Commission and the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. (Marker Number 37-14.)
 
Location. 34° 57.198′ N, 82° 56.94′ W. Marker is near Salem, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Buckeye Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Devils Fork State Park in front of the main picnic shelter. Park is 3 miles north of SC 11 on Lake Jocassee, reached from Jocassee Drive (S-37-25). Marker is in this post office area: Salem SC 29676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Salem Confederate Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tamassee DAR School
Lake Jocassee image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 19, 2010
2. Lake Jocassee
(approx. 6 miles away); Keowee Town (approx. 6.5 miles away); Roy F. Jones Highway (approx. 6.5 miles away); William R. Geddings Fish Culture House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Walhalla State Fish Hatchery (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Lake Jocassee Boat Ramp image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 19, 2010
3. Lake Jocassee Boat Ramp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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