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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mountain Rest
Mountain Rest, South Carolina and Vicinity
▶ Oconee County (64) ▶ Anderson County (164) ▶ Pickens County (116) ▶ Franklin County, Georgia (19) ▶ Habersham County, Georgia (14) ▶ Hart County, Georgia (14) ▶ Rabun County, Georgia (13) ▶ Stephens County, Georgia (52) ▶ Jackson County, North Carolina (9) ▶ Macon County, North Carolina (21) ▶ Transylvania County, North Carolina (36)
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Andrew Pickens Ranger District Side
The Ranger District was named for Andrew Pickens, an able commander of South Carolina's rebel militia during the American Revolution. Born of Scots-Irish immigrants near Paxtang, Pennsylvania, Pickens . . . — — Map (db m14210) HM|
|(Front): Chattooga was one of the Cherokee "Lower Towns" in what is now S.C. during the 17Th and early 18Th centuries and was a short distance north in the Chattooga River bottom. Chattooga Town, in a remote location in the backcountry, was . . . — — Map (db m20970) HM|
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The Cherokee sided with the British during the American Revolution, and in 1776 Maj. Andrew Williamson's S.C. militia destroyed their "Lower Towns" in what is now S.C. He then cooperated with the N.C. militia in expeditions . . . — — Map (db m14351) HM|
"The promptness with which you seized the opportunity to engage in honest work, the willingness with which you have performed your daily tasks, and the fine spirit you have shown in winning the respect of the communities in which your camps have . . . — — Map (db m14329) HM|
| Russell House
This was a busy Appalachian farmstead in the late 1800's and early 1900's. You could hear the laughter of children playing in the creek, lowing cattle and clucking chickens as they searched for food. Ganaway Russell built a . . . — — Map (db m20978) HM|
| The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 as part of the comprehensive relief effort during the grim depression years. Three million men were involved in the CCC during its ten-year . . . — — Map (db m14350) HM|
Establishment of the Park
Oconee State Park was developed in the 1930's as one of the earliest State Parks in South Carolina was built by members of the Civilian Conservation Corp. The CCC was a program created as part of President Franklin . . . — — Map (db m14353) HM|
The historic buildings below are products of the great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The WPA, the CCC, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's other New deal programs provided jobs to . . . — — Map (db m14217) HM|
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