New marker preserves memory of Cherokee town


By Ron Barnett
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The next time you ride down Shady Grove Road heading northwest out of Pickens, look off to your left after you cross Town Creek.

Gaze across the new crop of corn springing up out of the fields on the rich bottom land along the confluence of Town Creek and Twelve Mile Creek.

Take a deep breath and let your mind drift back in time. Go back 250 years or more and look again.

Yes, the cornfield is still there. But you also see little Cherokee children running along the creekside, and women

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