Oconee County was an area once inhabited by Cherokee Indians. “Oconee” in the Cherokee language means “water eyes from the hills,” which is a fitting name for a location featuring many waterfalls, ranging from 40 feet to 400 feet high.
Joanna Angle discusses the geographic and political center of Oconee County: the town of Walhalla.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the characteristics of urban, rural, and suburban areas within South Carolina.
- This indicator prompts students to inquire about the distribution of landforms, climates, and biomes around the world.