Place:Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, United States

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NameWalhalla
TypeCity
Coordinates34.767°N 83.064°W
Located inOconee, South Carolina, United States
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Walhalla is a mountain city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. It is located from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and is also located in the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina. The population was 3,801 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Oconee County. The current mayor of Walhalla is Danny Edwards.

Walhalla began as a settlement of German immigrants who left from Hamburg, Germany and Bavaria with some English, Scots and Irish who came over in the same ship. In particular, General John A. Wagener, Claus Bullwinkel, John C. Henckel, Jacob Schroder, and Christopher F. Seeba (trustees of the German Colonization Society of Charleston) bought of land for $27,000 from Reverend Joseph Grisham of West Union on December 24, 1849.

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