Oconee Station and Richards House

Oconee Station State Historic Site
Oconee Station blockhouse
Nearest city Walhalla, South Carolina
Area 210 acres (0.85 km2)
Created 1792
Hiking trails Spur trail to Oconee Passage of Palmetto Trail
Other information Spur trail to Station Cove Falls
Oconee Station and Richards House
Oconee Station State Historic Site
Nearest city Walhalla, South Carolina

34°50′46″N 83°4′14″W / 34.84611°N 83.07056°W / 34.84611; -83.07056Coordinates: 34°50′46″N 83°4′14″W / 34.84611°N 83.07056°W / 34.84611; -83.07056

Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1760
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000792[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1971

Oconee Station was established in 1792 as a blockhouse on the South Carolina frontier. Troops were removed in 1799. The site also has the Williams Richards House, which was built in the early 19th century as residence and trading post.[2] The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.[1][3][4]

There is a short spur trail to Station Cove Falls, which is a 60 ft (18 m) waterfall, and the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.

There are additional pictures and information available from the Historic American Building Survey at the Library of Congress.[5]

The Oconee Station and the William Richards House are open for tours on weekends and by appointment. Admission is free.


External links

  • Oconee Station State Historic Site
  • Photos and more info on Oconee Station
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oconee Station
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