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Doing research in the
GoldenCorner (Abbeville-Anderson-Oconee-Pickens) counties of South Carolina
might be time consuming for you, because of how these counties were formed.
Based on your time-period, you might need to research all (3) counties. As
a result, you'll find that many of the webpage links on the left side of this
page will represent all (3) counties.
takes its name from an Indian word. It was formed in 1868 from Pickens District,
and the county seat is Walhalla.
This area in the northwest corner of the state on the edge of the Blue Ridge
Mountains was home to the
but the Indians gave up their lands in treaties signed in 1777 and 1816. After
the American Revolution, settlers from other parts of the state began moving in,
including the Germans from Charleston who founded the town of Walhalla in 1850.
In 1856 work began on a tunnel for the Blue Ridge Railroad that would have
linked Charleston with Knoxville, Tennessee, but the Civil War ended that
project; the unfinished Stumphouse Tunnel can still be seen today. Several
Revolutionary War heroes moved to present day Oconee County after the war,
including Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), Robert
Anderson (1741-1813), and Benjamin Cleveland (1738-1806). (Submitted by:
SC State Library / Mary Morgan, 31-Mar-2008)
GenWeb County Homesteads (Abbeville-Anderson-Oconee-Pickens) are
due to the volunteer efforts of
Paul Kankula (NN8NN) and
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.