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Keowee

Other names:

What:
8/2 - 10/1776 Lower Cherokee Settlements (Sugar Town, Soconee, Jocasee, Keowee, Estatoe)
Possibly already deserted, destroyed by Williamson between 2-10 August 1776.

Where:
34.85669 -82.907150 Keowee
34.86231 -82.9198 Keowee historical marker

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • Seaborn map 1974: While this map is quite useful, it is not improbable that the cartographer intentionally introduced a "fudge factor" that resulted in her showing the approximate location but intentionally not showing the actual location as accurately as possible. This is what is implied with the confidence level of **.

    Sugar Town

  • Cherokee Prayer Site Guide - Including atrocity sites, death camps, missions, towns, battlefields, spiritual sites, etc.
    X 18. Keowee
    2/12/1747- Treaty signed here, ceded land east of Long Canes
    1751- Burned by Creeks
    1753- Home of Old Warrior, Chief, who died. Leadership passed from Lower Towns to Overhill.
    1759- Home of Tistoe, Headman
    2/1760- At least one white slave or prisoner brought back here from Long Canes Massacre
    6/24/1760- Town Probably Burned by Montgomery's men
    1775 or 1776- Visited by Bartram, who wrote that it had been deserted for a while
    1730- Alexander Cuming described it as one of seven "mother towns"

  • SC Hist. Marker Guide: 37-5 Keowee Town
    On Road 128, 1.6 miles N of SC 130
    Prior to the American Revolution, Keowee stood one mile east on the west bank of the Keowee River. Across the river was British Fort Prince George. ... Erected by Wizard of Tammassee Chapter National Society, DAR - 1977

  • Barefoot, p.151.

  • Historical marker location described in SCHHMG:

    Keowee Mkr

  • NBBAS:One Not found.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Aug 1776 listing:  
    8/2 - 10/1776 Lower Cherokee Settlements (Sugar Town, Soconee, Jocasee, Keowee, Estatoe)

Related locations:
Jocasse, Sugartown, Soconee, Estatoe

Confidence level:: See above.