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Oconee Station was established in 1792 as a blockhouse on the South Carolina frontier. Troops were removed in 1799. The site also encompasses the Williams Richards House, which was built in the early 19th century as a residence and trading post. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.Plan your Oconee Station State Historic Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Walhalla using our Walhalla vacation planner.
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.
The Oconee Station and the William Richards House were photographed by Jack Boucher of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1960. Both structures are open for tours on weekends and by appointment. Admission is free.
Oconee Station State Historic Site reviews
When we first arrived, gps took us in circles for a bit, we could not figure what was historical about this area. Nice trail to the pond and waterfall but nothing else. Then we saw the old homes so.... more
When we first arrived, gps took us in circles for a bit, we could not figure what was historical about this area. Nice trail to the pond and waterfall but nothing else. Then we saw the old homes so.... more »
This is a fun quick stop with a couple historic buildings to see. There was a tour going on when we were there. It's a quick walk in.
This is a fun quick stop with a couple historic buildings to see. There was a tour going on when we were there. It's a quick walk in. more »
A very nice historic site near Walhalla, SC off the Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway (SC-11). The history of the site is fascinating, it has good interpretive signing, and the ranger on site on Sunday was very knowledgeable about the history of the Station and surrounding area. Station Cove Falls is also part of the park and can be reached via a short trail. The waterfall is gorgeous and well worth taking the time to go down to.
It was closed the day we went which basically meant no ranger on site or no access to the bathroom which wasn't a deal breaker for us. The grounds are gorgeous. The trail to the waterfall is very beginner friendly, my 4 year old did it with no problems.
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