Local Names

Local Names From Siouan Tribal Names in Virginia and Carolinas

Catawba

  • A river of North Carolina and South Carolina, known as the Wateree in its lower course, joining with the Congaree to form the Santee.
  • A creek in Botetourt county, Virginia.
  • A county of North Carolina.
  • A town of Catawba county, North Carolina
  • A town of Roanoke county, Virginia.
  • A town of Marion county, West Virginia.
  • Catawba Junction; a town in York county, South Carolina.
  • Catawba Springs; a town in Lincoln county, North Carolina.
  • Little Catawba or South Catawba; a tributary of the Catawba from the west, in North Carolina.

Congaree

  • A river in South Carolina, joining with the Wateree to form the Santee.
  • A town in Orangeburg county, South Carolina; also a town in Richland county, South Carolina.

Eno

  • A river joining the Neuse in Durham county, North Carolina.
  • Enoree; a river joining the Congaree from the west in South Carolina.
  • Enno; a town in Wake county, North Carolina.

Monacan

  • Manakin; a town in Goochland county, Virginia, 17 miles west of Richmond, and about the site of the ancient Monacan village.

Occaneechi

  • Occaneeche hills; south of Hillsboro and on opposite side of Eno river, in Orange county, North Carolina.
  • Occoneechee; a township in Northampton county, North Carolina.
  • Occanuchee; a neck or bend in Roanoke river, Northampton county, North Carolina.

Pedee

  • A township in Montgomery county, North Carolina.
  • A township in Georgetown county, South Carolina.
  • A township in Marion county, South Carolina.
  • Great Pedee; a river in South Carolina, known as the Yadkin in its upper course.
  • Little Pedee; an eastern tributary of the Great Pedee in South Carolina.

Santee

  • A river in South Carolina, formed by the union of the Wateree and Congaree.
  • A township in Clarendon county, South Carolina.
  • A township in Georgetown county, South Carolina.
  • Santee Hills; northeast of the confluence of the Wateree and Congaree, in Sumter county, South Carolina.

Saponi

  • Sapona town; a district northeast of Roanoke river in Bertie county, North Carolina, on the site of a former Saponi village.
  • Saponi; a creek flowing into Tar river, in Nash county, North Carolina.
  • Sappony; a creek flowing into Nottoway river, in Dinwiddie and Sussex counties, Virginia.

Sara

  • Cheraw; a town in Chesterfield county, South Carolina.
  • Cheraws; a former precinct of South Carolina, chiefly between Pedee and Wateree rivers, and including most of the present counties of Marlboro, Chesterfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, Darlington, and Sumter.
  • Sauratown; a town on Dan river in Stokes county, North Carolina.

Shoccoree

  • Shocco; a township in Warren county, North Carolina.
  • Shocco; a creek tributary to Fishing creek between Warren and Franklin counties, North Carolina.
  • Shocco; a creek flowing into the James from the south at Richmond, in Chesterfield county, Virginia (the name in this case is probably of Algonquian origin).
  • Shockoe Church; a village in Pittsylvania county, Virginia.

Sissipahaw

  • Haw; a river forming the upper part of Cape Fear river in North Carolina.
  • Haw River; a town in Alamance county, North Carolina.
  • Saxapahaw; a town in Alamance county, North Carolina.

Sugeree

  • Sugar; a creek, tributary to Catawba river in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, and York county, South Carolina.

Tutelo

  • Totaro; a district south of Meherrin river in Brunswick county, Virginia.
  • Tutelo Heights; a suburb of Brantford, on Grand river, Ontario (Canada), on the site of the former Tutelo village.

Waccamaw

  • A river in North Carolina and South Carolina joining the Pedee near its month.
  • A lake at the head of the river of the same name, in Columbus county, North Carolina.
  • A town in Georgetown county, South Carolina.
  • A township in Brunswick county, North Corolina.
  • A township in Georgetown county, South Carolina.

Wateree

  • A river in South Carolina uniting with the Congaree to form the Santee.
  • A creek flowing into Wateree river from the west in Fairfield county, South Carolina.
  • A town on the west bank of Wateree river in Richland county, South Carolina.
  • A township in Kershaw county, South Carolina.

Waxhaw

  • A creek flowing into Catawba river in Lancaster county, South Carolina.
  • A town in Union county, North Carolina.
  • A town in Lancaster county, South Carolina.
  • Wisacky; a town in Sumter county, South Carolina.

Winyaw

  • Winyah; a bay at the mouth of Pedee river in Georgetown county, South Carolina.

 

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