Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Lee Nuclear Station

Author(s): Ralph Bailey

Year: 2007


"Brockington and Associates, Inc., completed a cultural resources survey of Duke

Energy’s proposed William S. Lee III Nuclear Station (LNS) in March and April 2007. The

survey was designed to assess the potential for the project to affect historic properties within the

portion of the overall 2,000-acre tract that will be developed. This includes (1) the 750-acre

former Cherokee Nuclear Station site, (2) a five-acre bluff on the Broad River for a proposed

water intake, and (3) proposed road improvements within a 100-foot-wide and one-mile-long

corridor along the existing Overlook Road. These three areas constitute the archaeological Area

of Potential Effect (APE). We also conducted an architectural survey of the area within a onemile

radius of the two proposed water-cooling tower sites to assess potential visual effects to

nearby historic properties. This constitutes the Architectural Survey Universe.

The 750 acres that constitutes the majority of the archaeological APE was extensively

filled and/or graded during construction of the former Cherokee Nuclear Station in the early

1970s. Survey was limited to areas that were not previously disturbed, including the proposed

water intake on a small knoll overlooking the Broad River and the Overlook Road that will be

improved as part of the current project. We did not identify any archaeological sites or isolated

finds during the survey. ..."

Cite this Record

Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Lee Nuclear Station. Ralph Bailey. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2007 ( tDAR id: 391198) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86D5V8J

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1777 to 1777 (The Cherokee ceded in the Trear of DeWitt's Corner)

Calendar Date: 1775 to 1783 (The American Revolution and the area was occupied by small scale farmers)

Calendar Date: 1750 to 1770 (Traders used tribal trading paths in the area to settle in surrounding areas)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.783; min lat: 34.929 ; max long: -81.441; max lat: 35.162 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Jonathan Leader; Ed Salo

Field Director(s): Andrew Agha

Principal Investigator(s): Ralph Bailey

Sponsor(s): Duke Energy, Carolinas

Prepared By(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.


General Note: "...Construction and operation of the LNS will not affect any historic properties. Duke Energy is in the process of planning a service railroad corridor and transmission corridors for the project. Potential effects to historic properties for each of these projects will be assessed in separate survey reports that are forthcoming."

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Contact(s): Jonathan Leader