Cherokee Boundary (1777)

Cherokee Boundary (1777) (HM9BF)

Location: Mountain Rest, SC 29664 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.286'

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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 against the Cherokees in N.C. and Ga. The Cherokees, seeking peace, soon negotiated with the Patriots to give up most of their lands in S.C.

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On May 20, 1777, at DeWitt's Corner, the Cherokees signed a treaty with S.C., moving the frontier boundary line westward into what is now Oconee County. The boundary line crossed the top of Oconee Mountain near here. The remaining Cherokee land in present-day S.C. was ceded in the Treaty of 1816, extending the S.C. frontier to the present state boundary on the Chattooga River.
HM NumberHM9BF
Marker Number37-13
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOconee County Arts and Historical Commission, the Mountain Lakes Region South Carolina, and the National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 307607 N 3860124
Decimal Degrees34.86528333, -83.10476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.917', W 83° 6.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 55.02" N, 83° 6' 17.16" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3539 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest SC 29664, US
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