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County administrator to explore Fort Prince George site options

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Acting Pickens County administrator Ken Roper will be exploring ways the county can assist with the reconstruction of Fort Prince George, a colonial-era fort and trading post along the Cherokee Path.

The original fort site now lies beneath the waters of Lake Keowee.

During county council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Monday evening, Roper asked for guidance from council on the project.

“I think Fort Prince George is one of the largest untapped historical and cultural ideas that we have in this county, but I need direction from you all,” he said.

Moving forward on Fort Prince George is on the county’s list of goals for the coming year, Roper said. But it has remained on the committee of the whole’s log.

“What I would like to do … is go out and gather

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