Oconee Station State Historic Site – Walhalla, South Carolina
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The Oconee Station State Historic Site is located near Walhalla, just off of the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. The fieldstone blockhouse was built in 1792 and used as a military outpost to guard against attacks by the Cherokee Indians.
The brick house pictured below, known as the Richards house, was built in 1805 by William Richards. He was a soldier who fought nearby during the Revolutionary War and decided to stay once the war ended. It is thought to be the first brick house built in the northwest corner of South Carolina.
Many thanks to frequent contributor Steven Faucette for submitting these great pictures.
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