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Cateechee Issaqueena (Creek) and Cateechee (Cherokee), meaning “Deer’s Head,” signifying grace and beauty, were the two names of the famous Creek maid, captured by a Cherokee chief and brought to Keowee Town about 1753, when Fort Prince George was built. To this new fort militiamen from Fort Ninety Six were sent to occupy it, and one of the young soldiers, Allen Francis, became enamored with the beautiful Creek maid, and she reciprocated. In due time Allen was transferred back to Fort Ninety Six in the regular exchanges, and in 1760 the Cherokee War broke out; and during a meeting of chiefs at the Council House at Keowee Town, Cateechee while serving her master and others overheard the plans for an attack on the fort at Ninety Six, where her lover was stationed. She made plans fast. She slyly and secretly stole from the tetherings a swift pony, mounted and galloped at full speed down the Keowee Trail to Ninety Six, notifying the garrison in sufficient time for the soldiers to make preparations, which saved them from destruction. She crossed Twelve Mile River on the shoals above the falls. Then in modern days when textile plants came to the South, a water-powered plant was built just below the falls and was named Cateechee Mill in honor of that famous Indian girl; and today, Cateechee is a popular manufacturing center.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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