Thicketty Mountain Ore Pits (38CK74)

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Thicketty Mountain Ore Pits (38CK74)
Nearest city Shady Grove Church, South Carolina
Area 8.3 acres (3.4 ha)
MPS Early Ironworks of Northwestern South Carolina TR
NRHP reference # 87000711[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1987

Thicketty Mountain Ore Pits (38CK74) is a historic archaeological site located near Shady Grove Church, Cherokee County, South Carolina. The site includes iron ore pits associated with the South Carolina Manufacturing Company, a major iron manufacturing company that operated in Spartanburg County between about 1825 and about 1850. The iron ore pits or surface mines cover several forested acres along a gently sloping ridge and are generally depressions about two to three meters deep and about five to ten meters across. The pits were last operational in the 1850s.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Thicketty Mtn. Ore Pits, Cherokee County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Thicketty Mountain Ore Pits (38CK74)" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.