Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Jocassee Town

Marker ID: SCHM 37-14
Location: Devils Fork State Park, Seneca, SC
County: Oconee
Coordinates: N 34° 57.198    W 082° 56.94
  34.9533    -82.949
Style: Free Standing **


Jocassee was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns” in what is now S.C. It was located about 2 mi. E on the Jocassee River and in the Vale of Jocassee, near the modern Jocassee Dam. The town, like other Cherokee Lower Towns, was abandoned and resettled several times during the period 1750-1800. The town site and valley were covered by Lake Jocassee in 1973.

Erected by the Oconee Arts and Historical Commission and the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, 2006