The Cherokee Path

The Cherokee Path (HM9C3)

Location: Salem, SC 29676 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 53.833', W 82° 59.817'

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The main trading path to the Cherokee Nation paralleled the route of Highway 11 for several miles at this point. This section of the path was used by travelers going from Keowee, the main Lower Town of the Cherokees, across the mountains to the Middle and Overhill Towns. The botanist William Bartram left a written account of his journey in 1776.

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In addition to its importance in the indian trade, the path played a military role in the Cherokee War and the Revolution. It linked Fort Prince George (1753) on the Keowee River with Fort Loundon (1756) on the Little Tennessee. Expeditions against the Cherokees were led by Archibald Montgomery in 1760, James Grant in 1761, and Andrew Williamson in 1776.
HM NumberHM9C3
Series This marker is part of the William Bartram Trails series
Marker Number37-3
Year Placed1973
Placed ByS.C. Society, Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 317534 N 3863464
Decimal Degrees34.89721667, -82.99695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.833', W 82° 59.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 49.98" N, 82° 59' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy, Salem SC 29676, US
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