In the Colonial period of South Carolina’s history, Fort Prince George was the
king’s own bastion in the Upcountry. Built at the request of Attakullakulla and
his fellow Cherokee chiefs, the construction was personally supervised by Royal
Governor James Glen. Fort Prince George alone protected and maintained the
immense trade from the mountains to the port city of Charleston, making the
merchants and the city the richest in the Empire. The original site is now under
the water of Lake Keowee.