The Keowee Courier

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The Keowee Courier is a newspaper that publishes in Oconee County, and represents the oldest business in that county, with its first printing in 1849.

Begun originally in Old Pickens on the Keowee River, the location of the county courthouse for the Pickens District, which included present-day Oconee and Pickens Counties. The first issue was printed on Friday, May 18, 1849 with the place of publication listed as Pickens Court House.

In 1868, with the division of the Pickens District into two counties and the creation of Oconee County, many business enterprises relocated to Walhalla, the new county seat, and the Keowee Courier moved to the new location.