Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site


One of the things that makes the Hagood Mill Historic Site so special was the discovery of over 30 distinct petroglyphs that were discovered on a boulder by Hagood Creek in 2003 by Michael Bramlett. Archaeologist Tommy Charles surveyed the site and included it on his South Carolina Rock Art Survey.  

In 2014, the petroglyphs were enclosed in the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Center.  Upon entering the center, visitors will have the opportunity to view the Paul West Collection of Native American art and artifacts from around the country, part of the Crawford Family Collection, and portable petroglyphs from around the Carolinas.

To view the petroglyphs, visitors move into the main viewing room where a light and audio presentation tells about specific petroglyphs on the rock and also about the reasons petroglyphs were created.

The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Center is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  During third Saturday events, you will find a docent in the center to answer questions visitors may have about this unique piece of ancient history.

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Kim Clevenger

Kim is the Assistant Director of the Hagood Mill Historic Site. In addition to these duties, she also teaches hearth cooking classes.


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