History

Historical Milestones for Cherokee, Inc.

1945
Jan. 1945
1948
Feb. 1948

Clarks Hill Lake Dam

Cherokee, Inc. constructed the Clarks Hill Lake dam in 1948. It is located on the border of Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin.

1950
Feb. 1950

Black Mountain Dam

February 1950 – Constructed the Black Mountain Dam outside of Asheville, NC

1960
Feb. 1960

SC DOT 1-95

1960s-70s – Construction of over 70 miles of SC I-95 through Ridgeland, Yemasee, Walterboro, Pocataligo Swamp, Latta, & Dillon

1974
Nov. 1974

Who Runs Columbia?

1974 Article in The Columbia Record on Columbia’s leadership.

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1983
Oct. 1983

Barnie Jordan, Jr. Memorial Highway

Twenty miles of Sumter Highway, U.S. 76-378, between Columbia and the Wateree River, was named the Barnie A. Jordan, Jr. Memorial Highway. Barnie Jordan was born in 1909 in Edgefield County and was a long-time resident of Richland County. During his 35 years as a general contractor, he built more the 1000 miles of roads, streets, and highway in South Carolina. He died in 1983, and the dedication ceremony was held October 14, 1983. Read More Details >>

1985
Apr. 1985

Memorial Dedication Boat Ramp

On April 2, 1985, the Congaree Boat Ramp was dedicated to Barnie A. Jordan, Jr. Columbia’s anglers celebrated the opening after many years of waiting for it to be completed. The boat ramp gives people access to the Congaree River in minutes from their Columbia homes. Before the ramp opened, local anglers had to drive 20 miles to S.C. 601 to put their boats in the river. Read More Details >>

1998
Feb. 1998

Conway Bypass

1998-2001, Conway Bypass Highway 22, Horry County, SC

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Feb. 1998

Augusta National Golf Course

1998 – Augusta National Dam House and Creek Widening project

2007
Jul. 2007

USC Baseball Stadium

2007 – USC Baseball Stadium, Excavation of Founders Park, Columbia, SC

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