Built in the 1920s, the Cateechee School was used to educate the schoolchildren of the mill village, Cateechee. The school was in use until the 1970s.
I stumbled across an article about Black history in Pickens County. One part of the series covered the churches in Pickens County.
On top of this hill in Tate, Georgia is the Tate CME or AME Church (from the article no one is certain which it was). Located in Smokey Hollow, called that because the smoke would settle over the hollow (or holler) in the winter, this church was built in 1887 at the same time as the Tate Methodist Church with the help of Stephen Tate.
It was in use until the 1950s then it stayed vacant until the 70s when Miracle Friendship Holiness Church reopened it. As of 2015, when the article was written, there were only five members left, and was already in disrepair.
The road up the hill was covered in vines and weeds. I was unwilling to try to drive up the road. I hope to revisit it the winter and see if it seems more driveable.
The Old Stone Church’s cemetery predates the existence of the church. The first confirmed burial was in 1795. Noted early South Carolinians, such as Calhoun and Pickens, are buried in the cemetery. The cemetery and church (not pictured) are on the National Register of Historic Places.