About the Book


Join Claudia Hembree as she recalls her memories of growing up in picturesque Jocassee Valley which was inundated by Lake Jocassee. Share in her life-long collection of memorabilia, front porch stories and yarns that are sprinkled with historical research, personal interviews, genealogy and a rare collection of photographs. On the endpaper map, find the locations mentioned in the book. A poster size map is also available. This book springs from a genuine desire to give the account of a place that is no more. Journey with the author as you visit Jocassee Valley and even pause long enough to enjoy the memorable scenery and dangle your toes in the refreshing waters of Whitewater River.

Legends and early explorers
Toxaway Dam Break, Chapman,
Covered Bridge, The Roads and
Fords along the Rivers
The Schools and Churches
Camp Jocassee for Girls
Everyday Life in Jocassee
Timber Activities
Impact of Keowee-Toxaway Project
The Jocassee Folks - their genealogy
and photos of residents and
seasonal visitors
Author's Memories of growing
up in Jocassee

Hardbound, 11 x 8 1/2 inches
256 pages, 165 photographs
Completely indexed with
endpaper map

Separate map, poster size 18 x 24 inches,
suitable for framing, printed on aged
parchment paper in black ink

There are over 1500 names in the index of residents - both seasonal and permanent - who once called Jocassee home. ALL information submitted by the different contributors was included in the book. The author does not have any additional information that is not in the book.

3rd Edition