Oconee Station State Historic Site

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Oconee Station State Historic Site
Oconee Station blockhouse.jpg
Oconee Station blockhouse
Nearest city Walhalla, South Carolina
Area 210 acres (0.85 km2)
Created 1792
Hiking trails Spur trail to Oconee Passage of Palmetto Trail
Other information Spur trail to Station Cove Falls
Oconee Station and Richards House
Oconee Station State Historic Site is located in South Carolina
Oconee Station State Historic Site
Nearest city Walhalla, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°50′46″N 83°4′14″W / 34.84611°N 83.07056°W / 34.84611; -83.07056Coordinates: 34°50′46″N 83°4′14″W / 34.84611°N 83.07056°W / 34.84611; -83.07056
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1760
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000792[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1971

Oconee Station was established in 1792 as a blockhouse on the South Carolina frontier. Troops were removed in 1799. The site also has the Williams Richards House, which was built in the early 19th century as residence and trading post.[2] The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.[1][3][4]

William Richards house at Oconee Station

There is a short spur trail to Station Cove Falls, which is a 60 ft (18 m) waterfall, and the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.

The Oconee Station and the William Richards House were photographed by Jack Boucher of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1960.[5][6] Both structures are open for tours on weekends and by appointment. Admission is free.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Edgar, Walter, ed. (2006). The South Carolina Encyclopedia. University of South Carolina Press. p. 680. ISBN 1-57003-598-9. 
  3. ^ Schuette, Mary (August 29, 1970). "Oconee Station and Richards House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oconee Station and Richards House, Oconee County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 95, Salem vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Boucher, Jack (April 1960). "Oconee Station (photo caption page)". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Boucher, Jack (April 1960). "William Richards House (photo caption page)". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 

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