ORAS November meeting features talk by local historian about the Oconee War

Local historian, Steven Scurry will discuss Georgia’s first real-estate market, the 10 year war it triggered, and how all that changed the environmental face of the South at our next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 7th, at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Please see below for details


Steven’s interest in the land was fostered by early ventures into the old relics of southern landscapes. Often mediated by family oral traditions, they left a lifelong appetite to understand the radical changes that have transpired here. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he’s still enrolled in earth and cultural studies and is a frequent speaker on the Oconee War––background and issue––slowly bringing this historical event back to its central place in Georgia and southern history. He’s co-founder of Nowhere Archery, a field school for students to learn the art of traditional archery where he promotes a special regard for the Beloved Land. 



Map of the upper forks of Oconee River

Hopoithle Mico, the defender of the Oconee forks  


The meeting will be held in the Nature Center’s Education and Visitor Center, 205 Old Commerce Road off U.S. Highway 441 north of Athens. To reach the center from the Loop 10 bypass, exit at U.S. Highway 441/Commerce Road and turn north toward Commerce. Go approximately a mile, turn left at the Sandy Creek Nature Center sign and go to the end of the road. Turn left at Old Commerce Road; parking for the Education and Visitor Center will be on the right.