Keowee Town

Keowee Town (HMI5Z)

Location: Salem, SC 29676 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.774', W 82° 55.182'

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Keowee Town, which means "mulberry grove place," was the largest and most important of the Cherokee "Lower Towns" in what is now S.C. It was 1 mi. E on the Keowee River, and was already considered a significant Cherokee town when the British took a census of the Lower Towns in 1721. Keowee was also a major town on the main trading path between the British and the Cherokees.

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Most Cherokees left Keowee by 1752 amid conflict with the Creeks but asked the British to build Fort Prince George across the river in 1753-54. Keowee was abandoned in 1760, during the Cherokee War, but later resettled. In 1776, during the Revolution, Maj. Andrew Williamson's S.C. militia burned it and other Lower Towns. The town and fort sites were covered by Lake Keowee in 1971.
HM NumberHMI5Z
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Marker Number37-11
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Wizard of Tamassee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Oconee County Arts and Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 324521 N 3859520
Decimal Degrees34.86290000, -82.91970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.774', W 82° 55.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 46.44" N, 82° 55' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-296 Keowee Town Landing Rd, Salem SC 29676, US
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