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Address: Caney Fork Rd, Cullowhee, NC
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Mysterious hieroglyphics, supposedly carved by Indians, adorn this large...

Mysterious hieroglyphics, supposedly carved by Indians, adorn this large boulder.

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Easy access for a bit of Cherokee history

The Rock is just a few miles off of Hwy 107 near Cullowhee, NC, at the end of a road. There is a very visible sign off of 107, going both ways. It's worth a detour if you are in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
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Florence, South Carolina
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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A amazing piece of anthropology in the middle of nowhere, actually a quarter of a mile from our home. The large soapstone rock is getting weathered so the carvings are becoming difficult to see. Not for everyone, kids would probably wonder what the big deal is.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We've heard a great deal about this adventure. One evening we ventured to see it. It's just a rock and not much else. Vandals essentially destroyed anything interesting. You might take a picnic to this area. However, you will not be spending much time there otherwise. Essentially, this is an excursion you can eliminate from your "to do" list.

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It's worth the drive out of town to see this piece of American pre-history! No one is sure when the petroglyphs were carved in the rock that was even earlier mined for making bowls. But we do know this site is sacred to the Cherokee and incorporated in oral tradition. Do not expect to see stark contrast between stone and... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The Rock is just a few miles off of Hwy 107 near Cullowhee, NC, at the end of a road. There is a very visible sign off of 107, going both ways. It's worth a detour if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. There are more impressive petroglyphs in the... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was excited to see we were going to be in the area and would be able to make a stop at this spot. I saw this on TV a few years ago and thought it would be cool to see in person. It is a very short walk (about 150 feet) from parking. The informational signs were very informative... More 

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I don't know, maybe it's just me but I didn't get much out of visiting this. It's a rock, it has history but I could have done without it.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Had seen this on America Unearthed TV show and thrilled to hear that there were petroglyphs in NC. Having explored petroglyphs in NM, AZ, CO, and UT, I always enjoy the opportunity to step back in the past and study msgs from our ancestors. Seems like they had similar problems that we have today. The location of this rock is... More 

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Easy to get to. I lived here many years and finally visited Judaculla Rock in 2012. It is on private property which is okay. There are markers that explain what this rock is about. They need to protect this rock from the elements as it has been abused from the weather and unfortunately vandalized. You can still see the original... More 

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Deep Gap, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Went to the rock and it's very neat. It's a shame it's starting to decay. I seen it on a TV show and wanted to see it in person. It's worth the drive.

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Clover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Historically significant soapstone rock covered in petroglyphs by the Cherokee Indians. Local family donated acreage around rock to set up historic site for all to view and to protect the rock from damage. If you're a history buff, don't miss this site.

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