Property Sub TypeResidential Lot
Jocassee Ridge, a gated private community of the Blue Ridge Foothills. The name Jocassee means 'Place of the Lost One.'
This parcel is 2.92 acres of mixed trees and mountain laurel with a nice building site. The front part of the lot slopes away from the street rolling down to a valley and back up to a mountain ridge.
All the local amenities are close by for lake recreation, trout fishing, hiking, waterfalls, scenic tours, rafting...the outdoors of Oconee County offers so much adventure!
Here's a little history of the area.
Outside the gates, the river valleys were home to the lower towns of the Cherokee Nation; the site of Jocassee Town now lies 300 feet beneath the surface of the lake, near the beginning of the Keowee River. Nearby Keowee Town was a major hub in the Cherokee Path that connected Cherokee towns and villages throughout the area. Early 18th century traders supplied local Cherokees with European firearms, ammunition, tools and clothing, paid for with animal hides. In a single year, over 200,000 deerskins were documented in the Port of Charleston alone. However, mounting discord between Europeans and Cherokees brought about by dishonest traders and increasing settlement pressure led to years of war beginning in 1759. In 1785, General Andrew Pickens hosted a large gathering of Indian chiefs leading to a treaty that gave much of the Jocassee gorges area to the United States. The 1785 boundary cut a diagonal line through the basin of what is now Lake Jocassee. Cherokees maintained control of the Oconee mountains on the northwest side of the line until 1815. European settlers, mostly of Scottish and Irish descent, moved in from Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as from Charleston. Land grants in the Jocassee area go back to 1791.