The Jocassee gorges area was once home to the part of the Cherokee Nation; it now lies 300 feet beneath the surface of the lake, near the Toxaway River. Nearby Keowee Town was a major hub in the Cherokee Path that connected Cherokee towns and villages throughout the area. Early 18th century traders delivered as many as 200,000 deerskins annually to Charleston, South Carolina and local Indians became well supplied with European firearms, ammunition, tools and clothing as a result. However, mounting discord between Europeans and Cherokees led to war in 1759. In 1785, General Andrew Pickens hosted a large gathering of Indian chiefs leading to a treaty that gave all of the Jocassee gorges area, with the exception of northern Oconee County, to the United States; the Oconee mountains were not ceded until 1815. European settlers, mostly of Scottish and Irish descent, came from Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as from Charleston. Land grants in the Jocassee area go back to 1791.
A rare wildflower, the Oconee bell, native to only a few counties in the Blue Ridge area, was discovered in the area in 1788 by French botanist Andre Michaux. The creation of Lake Jocassee is said to have caused the destruction of the heart of the species' range. More recently, biologists have documented the occurrence of a number of rare, threatened and endangered species. The Eastatoee Gorge Heritage Preserve was transferred from Duke Power Company to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in 1979 due to the extremely diverse flora occurring there.
Mountain Lakes offers several vacation rentals 20 minutes or less from Lake Jocassee.
|4-158 Keowee Harbour: Summer: Wk $1996.05; 5Nt* $1720.49; 3Nt** $1169.38|
4Br/3Ba Sleep 8
King, Qn, Full, 2Sgl
1980SqFt Blt 2000
| 2 Fireplace
|Warpath Ramp -2
High Falls -7mi
Seneca, SC -10mi
Keowee Marina -10
South Cove -14
consider these nearby houses on Lake Hartwell.
|2-431 Foxwood Retreat: Summer: Wk $1002.90; 5Nt* $866.78; 3Nt** $594.53|
3Full, 1Sgl, Futon
900 Sq. Ft.
NO PETS ALLOWED
Foxwood Hills Resort
Pool, Tennis, Golf -5 mi
Cable TV, WiFi
TyCobb Medical -20
Lk. Hartwell SP -11
Harbor Light -16
Lavonia, GA -18mi
Toccoa, GA -19mi
Tugaloo Pk -21mi
|5-435 Foxwood #4: Summer: Wk $1924.50; 5Nt* $1659.68; 3Nt**$1130.03|
2 Sgl, Futon
Pets? Maybe CALL
Foxwood Pool, Tennis
Foxwood Golf -5 mi
Chickasaw Golf -8 mi
|Choestoea -2 mi.
Mullins Ford -3mi
Harbor Light -15
Westminster, SC -9mi
Toccoa, GA -18mi
|PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified all the homes we represent have the following features:
Lake Front, Private Dock, Washer/Dryer, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, TV, Grill,
Smoking is not permitted inside any of the houses (Unless otherwise specified)
Pets are not permitted on the premises except in certain houses and then only if specifically approved by Mountain Lakes.
All homes are privately owned and used frequently by the owner, they are fully furnished and well equipped.
Homes are rented primarily for summer family vacations but are available at any time of the year.
Ask about our FREE pontoon boat special.
ABOUT PRICES: Unlike many, the prices we quote include all fees and taxes.
There are no other charges except Pet Fees if you bring a pet. A tip of $3 per bag is required if you leave trash for the maid to take.
W/E*** 3 night Weekend prices apply only when weekends are available (Generally no more than a month in advance)
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