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

Fort Prince George

 
 
Fort Prince George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kivett, October 18, 2014
1. Fort Prince George Marker
Inscription.
(side 1)
Fort Prince George, covered by Lake Keowee since 1968, was built nearby in 1753, near the unofficial boundary between Cherokee lands and white settlements. Across the Keowee River from the Cherokee Lower Town of Keowee, it was built to protect whites and Cherokees from the Creeks or other enemies and had been promised to the Cherokee "headmen" by Gov. James Glen since 1748.
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(side 2)
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The fort, a palisaded earthwork with bastions on the corners, was manned by about 25 men. Conflict between its officers and Cherokees helped bring on the Cherokee War of 1760-61. Fort Prince George was abandoned in 1768 as relations between Great Britain and the colonies worsened. Archaeologists excavated the fort site in 1966-68 before Duke Power Company flooded the valley in 1968.
 
Erected 2014 by Piedmont Chapter, South Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 39-17.)
 
Location. 34° 51.433′ N, 82° 52.913′ W. Marker is near Six Mile, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Keowee Baptist Church Road half a mile south of Talton Road
Fort Prince George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kivett, October 18, 2014
2. Fort Prince George Marker
, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to Mile Creek Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 757 Keowee Baptist Church Road, Six Mile SC 29682, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keowee Town (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Bridge (approx. 4.5 miles away); Henry Craig (approx. 4.5 miles away); Old Pickens Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Pickens Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Andrew Pickens (approx. 4.6 miles away); Six Mile Veterans Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away); Salem Confederate Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Piedmont Chapter NSDAC Members image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kivett, October 18, 2014
3. Piedmont Chapter NSDAC Members
Chaplain Nell Kivett, SCDAC State Regent Dianne Culbertson, Piedmont Chapter Regent Beth Sutton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kivett, October 18, 2014
4. Chaplain Nell Kivett, SCDAC State Regent Dianne Culbertson, Piedmont Chapter Regent Beth Sutton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2014, by Dianne Culbertson of Gray Court, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2014, by Dianne Culbertson of Gray Court, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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