The Conestee Lost Settlement Marker


Dedicated to a lost settlement of the Cherokee tribe. The former Conestee town, or also referred to as Kana’sta, was believed to have been abandoned between the 1750-1770's. Cherokee legend says these people were invited to a secret, flourishing village located within the mountains and they alone of all the Cherokee Nation escaped the long wars and suffering that followed the settlers' invasion of the mountains.

Transylvania County, NC
Cherokee Historical Association
Historical Subject: 

The Conestee Lost Settlement of the Cherokee tribe.

Physical Aspects: 

 A large flat, roughly square shaped slab of stone embedded in the ground with a square bronze plaque attached to it.

Date of Dedication: 
July 1, 1958
Place Location: