JOCASSEE VALLEY
Table of Contents

     
Acknowledgements........................................................................................... ix
Notes Useful to Genealogical Research......................................................... x, xi
 
I

 
Memories of Jocassee...............................................................
Author's memories of childhood spent in Jocassee Valley
 
1

 
II


 
The Early Years.........................................................................
Indian legends, explorers, botanists, and records of early visitors
 
9


 
III


 
Along the Rivers........................................................................
Flora and fauna, fords, bridges, floods, Toxaway Dam break, Chapman Bridge, Whitewater Falls
 
23


 
IV


 
The Churches.............................................................................
Records of Jocassee Methodist, Mt. Carmel Baptist and McKinney Chapel Methodist
 
45


 
V



 
The Schools................................................................................
Elementary school at Jocassee, records, teachers, school life, some students; schools at Boone's Creek, McKinney Chapel and Horse Pasture
 
61



 
VI


 
Camp Jocassee..........................................................................
History of the Girls' Camp as told by Sarah Godbold, camp life, community involvement, the new camp site
 
77


 
VII
 

 

Life in Jocassee.........................................................................
Daily activities, grist mills, health, hotels, housing, liquor, post offices, weddings and funerals, slaves, WPA
 
91

 
VIII



 
Timber!.......................................................................................
Major land owners, Carolina Timber Co., Poinsett Lumber and Manufacturing Co., fire tower, saw mills, Crescent Land and Tmber Co.
 
111



 
IX


 
The Power of Duke....................................................................
Keowee-Toxaway Project, the dams, cemetery relocations, state parks, recreation, Jocassee Gorges
 
121


 
X



 
Jocassee Folks...........................................................................
Permanent residents along with summer visitors keyed to maps; genealogical information with some stories and anecdotes
 
135



 
Bibliography...................................................................................................... 211
General Index................................................................................................... 215
African American / Native American Index.................................................... 219
Name Index...................................................................................................... 221