Oconee Station State Historic Site, Walhalla

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. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as Oconee Station and Richards House.There is a short spur trail to Station Cove Falls, which is a 60ft 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.
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  • We went to Oconee Station state Park on a Friday morning and parked in the lot by the office, bathrooms and the historic buildings. We first went to see the historic buildings. There is the William Ri...  more »
  • This is one of the earliest sites of colonial settlement in the upstate of SC. This was a major trading post with the Cherokee, colonist and British Army.  more »
  • Very interesting historic site with a lot of information accessible to visitors. We did walk to the waterfall nearby, but it was a further hike than we had anticipated. We didn't realize that there wa...  more »
  • A nice play for a day trip. Lots of Waterfall options are within a short drive from here. Easy to access and higher in the hills means lower temperatures during the hot months.
  • Stopped by on way home. Wanted to see another waterfall, followed the signs (very few) for nearly 40 minutes winding up and down, just to come to a road, maybe 1 hundred yards up from the park entrance was the ACTUAL entrance to the waterfall path. Wasted all that time due to no information about the waterfall being technically outside of this area. Was so tired, we didn't even see the waterfall. I didn't want to leave our car so far away just to go on another 30 minutes hike down to the waterfall. Thanks Oconee for the info, by the way...there was plenty of places.to put a sign or information regarding that.
  • I beleive this is the oldest building in South Carolina. Very historical and educational. Great for kids.
  • Nice piece of history tucked away in a beautiful area surrounded by gorgeous sites
  • Nice walk and the falls are wonderful for vary little effort to get to

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