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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Silver Bluff Indian Trading Post

The bank of where the old Indian Trading Post known as Silver Bluff stood before the Revolutionary War.  George Galphin built a brick house on this site and ran a great trading station. The place was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War.  Galphin was visited by one of the principal Indian Chiefs from beyond the Savannah after afterwards was given a fine Chickasaw stallion by the chief, but not before giving the chief a rifle. Silver Bluff was later sold to Judge Ephraim Ramsay by Galphin, who served as a Judge of the Ninety-Six District from 1799 until his death in 1801.

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