Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Cherokee Boundary

Marker ID: SCHM 37-13
Location: In Oconee State Park on State Park Rd.
County: Oconee
Coordinates: N 34° 51.930    W 083° 06.284
  34.8655    -83.104733
Style: Free Standing **


The Cherokees sided with the British during the American Revolution, and in 1776 Major 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.