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Six Mile Issaqueena Festival 2022
May 21@10:00 am-7:00 pm
The area now known as Six Mile was once a Cherokee Nation. Join us as we honor our town’s history! We will have a large variety of vendors, food, sweet treats, and activities for children of all ages. We are also honored to support our many wonderful businesses of Six Mile.
A popular legend says that Six Mile was named by the Indian maiden, Issaqueena, who rode her horse on a journey of ninety-six miles to warn her lover, an English trader named Francis Allen, of a coming Cherokee attack on the fort where he was staying called Star Fort. Issaqueena numbered the creeks she crossed until she reached the fort in the area she labeled Ninety Six. There is a town called Ninety Six, and many other “number names” on the path to it; these include Mile Creek, Six Mile, Twelve Mile River, and Six and Twenty Creek. According to the legend, Issaqueena succeeded in warning Allen and they married and had a child, only later to be pursued by, and escape, the Cherokee. This tale is similar to many of Six Mile’s other legendary events in that it stresses courage, bravery, ingenuity, and determination.