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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Oconee County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Oconee County, SC (78) Anderson County, SC (173) Pickens County, SC (148) Franklin County, GA (19) Habersham County, GA (15) Hart County, GA (27) Rabun County, GA (15) Stephens County, GA (81) Jackson County, NC (26) Macon County, NC (31) Transylvania County, NC (43)  OconeeCounty(78) Oconee County (78)  AndersonCounty(173) Anderson County (173)  PickensCounty(148) Pickens County (148)  FranklinCountyGeorgia(19) Franklin County (19)  HabershamCounty(15) Habersham County (15)  HartCounty(27) Hart County (27)  RabunCounty(15) Rabun County (15)  StephensCounty(81) Stephens County (81)  JacksonCountyNorth Carolina(26) Jackson County (26)  MaconCounty(31) Macon County (31)  TransylvaniaCounty(43) Transylvania County (43)
Walhalla is the county seat for Oconee County
Mountain Rest is in Oconee County
      Oconee County (78)  
      Anderson County (173)  
      Pickens County (148)  
      Franklin County, Georgia (19)  
      Habersham County, Georgia (15)  
      Hart County, Georgia (27)  
      Rabun County, Georgia (15)  
      Stephens County, Georgia (81)  
      Jackson County, North Carolina (26)  
      Macon County, North Carolina (31)  
      Transylvania County, North Carolina (43)  
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1 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — A Building with a Past
Though it seems ordinary, this building has led many lives. According to Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers, it was constructed by the CCC during the Great Depression as a mess hall or barracks for Camp F-1. Now one of the park's most . . . Map (db m185425) HM
2 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Air Force B25C Plane Crash
Across the road – 200 years to the north is the site of an Air Force B25C plane crash on March 10, 1943 – Claiming the lives of the following crew members: Flight Officer, Richard S. Brook 2nd Lt. Earl S. Monrow 2nd Lt. Philip J. Graziano . . . Map (db m198060) HM WM
3 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Andrew Pickens Ranger District / Oconee County
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
4 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Building a Tradition
Especially during the difficult days of the Great Depression, Americans needed inexpensive, healthful fun. Providing such opportunities was within the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a federal jobs program that improved . . . Map (db m185424) HM
5 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — 37 16 — Chattooga Town Reported damaged
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 the smallest of . . . Map (db m206304) HM
6 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — 37 22 — Chauga Town
Chauga, one of the Cherokee “Lower Towns” in what is now S.C., was near the headwaters of the Chauga River. It, like many other Lower Towns, was abandoned and resettled several times and likely abandoned before the Revolution. In 1797 U.S. Indian . . . Map (db m198117) HM
7 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — 37-13 — Cherokee Boundary (1777)
[Front Side]: 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
8 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Civilian Conservation Corps Monument
"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
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9 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — 37-24 — Mountain Rest School / Hillbilly Day
(front) Mountain Rest School The building across the road was constructed in 1948 to house the Mountain Rest School. Initially staffed by four teachers, the school served local white children in grades 1-6. In 1964, the Oconee . . . Map (db m198061) HM
10 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Russell House
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
11 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — The Civilian Conservation Corps1933-1942
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
12 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — The Oconee Waterwheel
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
13 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — Walhalla State Fish HatcheryThe CCC and Resource Conservation
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
14 South Carolina, Oconee County, Mountain Rest — William R. Geddings Fish Culture House
. . . Map (db m14293) HM
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Jun. 10, 2023