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Lake Osceola, the Lake View Hotel and Camp Osceola for Boys

Lakeside Inn on Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, N.C.
Lakeside Inn on Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, N.C.

This is Lake Osceola. Osceola is an Indian name, but Seminole, not Cherokee. I read somewhere that a lot of our roads and lakes have Seminole Indian names because the earliest developers were from south Florida and re-used the names they had used there. If I find where I read that, I will try to remember to come back and put in the quote.

Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, N.C. “In the Land of the Sky” The second dam can be seen in the background of this photo.
Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, N.C. “In the Land of the Sky”
The second dam can be seen in the background of this photo.

The Osceola Lake Co. built an earthen dam here in 1908. They graded and prepared the land to create a lake covering 12 acres, 20 feet at the deepest.  They built a road to Main Street, Hendersonville. Continue reading Lake Osceola, the Lake View Hotel and Camp Osceola for Boys

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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

I found a photo of Old Sheldon Church Ruins on Pinterest. I looked it up and it wasn’t really that far from our route home from Hilton Head Island.  We just got off I-95 at State Rd S-7-48 and made a left on Old Sheldon Church Rd. It was maybe 10 or 15 minutes off the interstate.  We planned on getting lunch around the same time, but we couldn’t find any place to eat. Continue reading Old Sheldon Church Ruins