I’m not sure if Long Cane is town or an old description of the area. The nearby town is Troy, but small signs refer to Long Cane also.
I have found if we are wandering around shooting ‘stuff’ with a big camera someone will stop to chat, and point out things we would never find or know. We have been taken to old family cabins even doors unlocked to churches on the National Historic Register.
That’s exactly what happened here. A person who had moved back to the area after years was doing pretty much what we were, looking around. He pointed us to, drove of us over, to the old Long Cane cemetery and church.
The cemetery was from 1771. Not far from the site of a settler and Cherokee tribe battle. I think 20+ settlers were buried there. During the mid 1700’s local Native American tribes sided with either the settlers or British. From what I have found since moving here the American Revolution was much worse around here than up north, probably even more so than the Civil War. Nasty business.
Another ‘Found On A Walk’ adventure, somewhere South Carolina/Georgia border.