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Nine Times – The Great Indian War Path from Virginia forked at the present site of Pickens, the main arm leading to Tugaloo River Valley where the Great Medicine Man lived, and the other branch led to Eastatoee Town. About nine miles northwest of Pickens the trail passed between two mountains and zigzagged back and forth across a small stream that led in the same direction into Little Eastatoee Creek. Then, when the Scotch-Irish came to the Eastatoee Valleys, they used the same Indian Path for their main road to the outer settlements, and in traveling the road a witty Irishman noticed that the road crossed the creek nine times in going from the watershed at the head of the stream to the mouth at the confluence with the Eastatoee Creek. From that time the Irishmen would talk and chuckle about the intertwining of the stream and road, so they named it the Nine Times Road. And later when they had a post- office established in their midst, it was also named Nine Times Post Office. And here at this little rural post office in a simple home many generations received their mail.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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