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Oconee Station State Historic Site


Oconee Station State Historic Site
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Address:
500 Oconee Station Road
Walhalla , SC 29691

Contact:
864-638-0079

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1792 small frontier post, 1805 home also on site

Built around 1792 during tensions between white settlers and Creek Indians, the Oconee Station itself was one in a string of small frontier posts garrisoned by state militia. It was the last of its kind when it was decommissioned and the troops left in 1799. Its impressive 20-inch stone walls are still standing today. William Richards ran a thriving trading post out of the Station until 1809. Also on the site is the William Richards House built in 1805. It served as a private residence for 150 years. The site features picnicking, fishing, and trail access to Station Cove Falls in the Sumter National Forest.