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Doing research in the
portion of South Carolina
(Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee
might be time consuming for you, because of how these counties
were formed. Based on your time-period, you might need to research all (4)
Pickens County was
named for Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens
(1739-1817). The county seat is the town of Pickens.
This area in the northwestern corner of the state was Indian territory until
1777. It subsequently became part of Pendleton District (at one time called
Washington District). In 1826 Pendleton was divided into two counties, Pickens
and Anderson; the western portion of Pickens County was later split off to
form Oconee County (1868). The earliest European settlers in this region were
Indian traders. The British built Fort Prince George
around 1753 as protection against the Indians, and the fort was the site of
several battles in the Cherokee War of 1760-62.
The Cherokee town of Old Seneca was later destroyed by American troops in
1776. John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), United States
vice president, senator, and cabinet member, made his home at Fort Hill
plantation in Pickens County. His son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson
(1807-1888), bequeathed the plantation to the state for use as an agricultural
college, which led to the founding of Clemson University.
(Submitted by: SC State Library / Mary Morgan, 31-Mar-2008)
GoldenCorner GenWeb County Homesteads (Abbeville-Anderson-Oconee-Pickens) are due to the
volunteer efforts of
Paul Kankula (NN8NN) and
Gary Flynn (KE8FD). We have spent thousands of dollars and
close to 20-years of spare time in order to bring you these GoldenCorner
county homesteads. Our only reward is knowing that all our hard-work will
be permanently preserved and enjoyed by endless
generations to come.