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Pocotaligo River – Pocotaligo, South Carolina

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The Pocotaligo River is a tidal creek separating Beaufort and Jasper counties. The surrounding area served as the site of the Yamasee War of 1715 when members of the Yamasee tribe (now spelled Yemassee and pronounced YAM • uh • see) attacked colonial settlers. However, the English eventually dominated the Pocotaligo settlement and built a bridge over the creek, creating access between Charleston and nearby Savannah, Georgia.

Pocotaligo River

Lamar Nix of Seabrook © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pocotaligo remained an important stop along this route through the decades, and a depot was built to provide railway access between these two major cities. In 1862 this railway became the site of a Civil War battle between the Federal troops who wanted to destroy it and the Confederate troops who succeeded in protecting it. Today the Pocotaligo River is a popular recreational site and frequented by kayakers.

Pocotaligo Jasper County

Lamar Nix of Seabrook © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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2 Comments about Pocotaligo River

Ray DeMastersNo Gravatar says:
February 3rd, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Again, thank you! My ancestor James DeMasters may have been a participant in the Battle of Pocotaligo. The Nelson Artillery Lamkin and Rives Artillery, Virginia Artillery – Virginia Volunteers spent time here at “Camp Old Dominion” in the winter of 1862.

Wm OlendorfNo Gravatar says:
June 12th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Point South KOA at head of the Pocotaligo River is a great place to stay and explore the river’s history & beauty.

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