Tamassee, SC

The name Tamassee means “Place of the Sunlight of God” and was the name given to the area by native Cherokee people.

A state historical marker in the Cheohee Valley area denotes the abandonded Cherokee Village of “Tamassee Town”.

Today the area is mostly rural and provides a pleasant setting for day hikes, country drives and historical investigation.

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Habanero’s Mexican Grill

Tamassee, SC
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Traditional Mexican menu and beverages. Open 7 days a week 11AM-9PM.
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Tamassee Town historical marker

Tamassee was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns” in the region. It was abandoned in 1752 due to threats by their Creek enemies. By 1770, Cherokee had returned to the town. In 1776 they sided with the British during the Revolution and attacked settlements along the frontier. In retaliation, South Carolina Patriots destroyed Tamassee and other Cherokee towns during the war.
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The Lake Lodge at Whitewater Lake

Tamassee, SC
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This home is located on the private Whitewater Lake and offers a quiet, relaxed experience away from the traffic of public lakes in the area. The home is updated, spacious, and airy in a way that lends itself to comfort and relaxation. Go for a swim, take a hike, or relax on the screened porch with your family for a perfect lake getaway!
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White Water Cabin

Tamassee, SC
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The cabin offers an impressive view of Whitewater Lake. Enjoy the private dock for swimming, kayaking, or fishing. Lounge on the porch around the gas fire pit and soak in the view from the gazebo as you grill out. The cabin hosts up to six guests, with one queen bedroom, two bunk beds, a loft with a queen bed, and a pull-out sleeper sofa option. Two kayaks and life jackets are provided for guests to enjoy. It’s the perfect getaway for couples, friends or families.

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