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Last updated 3/25/2021 at 9:32am

Lake Ataga'hi, one of four man-made lakes, was named for the legend of the Yunwi Tsundsi - a medicine lake that healed wounded animals and birds. The lake could only be seen by Cherokee hunters after fasting had sharpened their spiritual sight.

Happy 50th Connestee Falls!

This year marks the golden anniversary of Connestee Falls, a community "stitched together with bits of myth, truth, tales and lore." Its moniker honors the twin waterfalls that are located just outside the development's property line: the 85-foot Connestee Falls waterfall and Batson Creek Falls.

The beautiful land on which Connestee Falls is built has a history all its own.

The first settlers to the area were members of the ancient Cherokee Nation. Myths about a broken-hearted Indian princess who jumped from Connestee Falls to her death whisper in the wind....

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