The Lower Cherokee Towns were a powerful contingent of the Cherokee Nation and the closest Cherokee towns to the Colonial trading center at Charles Town (Charleston), South Carolina. The great trading path led from Charles Town to Keowee Town and Fort Prince George on the Keowee River. During the Indian wars with Great Britain and later Revolutionary America, the Lower Towns were the first to be attacked and burned.
The history of Oconee County, South Carolina was founded on these towns, and the museum in Walhalla, SC is a must-see for any Cherokee history enthusiast.
Open Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm
Location: 70 Short Street, Walhalla, SC 29691