Beliefs Set in Stone

Beliefs Set in Stone (HMK6H)

Location: Pickens, SC 29671 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.092', W 82° 41.567'

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To a giant, Table Rock could be exactly what its name suggests — a 3,124'-high table made of granite. To eat at this table, the giant would need a seat — Stool Mountain at 2,600' served this purpose.

This is how the Cherokee saw the memorable landscape before you. Their beliefs, shaped by their environment, featured an enormous spirit who loomed over this mountain range, his shadow forming the bluish haze. Sha-ka-na-ga, meaning "Great Blue Hills of God," was the name given this place.

Settlers, influenced by the story of the gigantic chieftain dining here, preserved the legend when naming the landmarks.
HM NumberHMK6H
Placed BySouth Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 345588 N 3878219
Decimal Degrees35.03486667, -82.69278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.092', W 82° 41.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 5.52" N, 82° 41' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-346 Table Rock State Park Rd, Pickens SC 29671, US
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