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Six Mile Creek — Central, South Carolina

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Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek in Pickens County – also spelled Sixmile Creek – is more powerful than it looks in this serene image. The Six Mile Creek Shoals once supplied energy for Puckett Mill – later called Kay Mill – and was the site of the first electric power generator for the adjacent community of Six Mile. Class I rapids make up most of the two-mile stretch from Jones Mill Road to Lake Issaqueena where the creek drains, but a Class II rapid known as First Ledge followed by a Class III rapid called Six Mile Slide entice experienced kayakers.

Six Mile Creek

Steven Faucette of Williamston © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The portion of the creek near Lake Issaqueena abuts Clemson University and is owned by the school as part of the 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest. The outdoor classroom consists of second-growth forests which have grown over cotton fields cleared in the early twentieth century. The surrounding area includes Six Mile Creek Trail and is open to the public as an educational arboretum.

Six Mile Creek Info

Address: Issaqueena Lake Road, Central, SC 29630
GPS Coordinates: 34.753167,-82.860723

Six Mile Creek Map

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4 Comments about Six Mile Creek

SC Picture Project says:
July 21st, 2019 at 5:26 pm

What a beautiful property! We do not currently have any more photos, we have searched some online archives but have not seen any listed. We will try to reach out to the Pickens County Archives to see if they have any by chance.

Kyle Finer says:
July 21st, 2019 at 4:38 pm

I purchased the property shown in the picture, it is the old Kay Mill on old Seneca Rd. Do you have any other pictures or history of the previous mills located here?

SCIWAY says:
March 11th, 2015 at 11:22 am

Hi, Melissa! The photo is from Steven Faucette, and if you click on his name under the photo, it should take you to his website. Hopefully, you can find a way to contact him for the photo. Best of luck!

Melissa Crow says:
March 11th, 2015 at 10:36 am

Hello, the picture of Pickens County are stunning. I am with Seth Crow – State Farm Insurance in Liberty. Would it be possible for us to use some of your photos on our FB page? We would credit you, of course. Thank you in advance for any consideration!


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