Salem South Carolina was originally a lumber town with six sawmills. Salem became an agricultural town latching onto cotton production.
Today the area is well known for its beautiful lakes, Lake Jocassee & Lake Keowee featuring many outdoor activities and mountain adventures.
Lake Jocassee is one of the most pristine man-made lakes in South Carolina formed by the Whitewater, Thompson and Toxaway Rivers. Lake Jocassee has several waterfalls that can best be reached by boat.
Lake Keowee is made up of 18,372 acres with 387 miles of shoreline. It is owned and managed by Duke Energy.