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Mountain Rest, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
Andrew Pickens Ranger District image, Touch for more information
By Brian Scott, November 28, 2008
Andrew Pickens Ranger District
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Mountain Rest — 37 16 — Chattooga Town
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
South Carolina (Oconee County), Mountain Rest — William R. Geddings Fish Culture House
. . . — Map (db m14293) HM

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