Mysterious Mayucha and The Wolf Pit

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  1. Hey, how’s it going? Nice to finally see someone else on here interested in this mysterious place. I live in East Tennessee, and I moved to the Six Mile area back in about 2004. My brother n law had lived there his whole life, and told me the story about this place. So we decided to go an hunt it out. He had gotten an area map from a guy his wife was friends with who was a land surveyor and he said he actually surveyed in Mayucha. We went to a place called Moody Cove, right off of Cheohee Valley Road if I can remember correctly. There was this large white farm house when you first go in, and we had to sneak our way past it and get behind it. There are two creeks that come off of the mountain back there and merge to flow into the cove. We decided to follow those creeks thinking that the town (being a gold mining town) would more than likely be located on those creeks. Well I think we went the wrong direction because we never found it, and ended up in the National Forest. I feel we were in the general vacinity but we ran outta daylight to go back the other way. I tried like hell for years to get him to go back up there but never could get him to go back. I would really like to find this place sometime. Good luck, and I hope that you find it, and maybe this info might help that is if we were at the right place. Take care… David Busick.

    1. I looked for Tunnel Hill and all I found was open field. I had the GPS coordinates but found zip.


  2. Oh, by the way. We found the grave of Samuel L. Moody the postmaster of the town. He told me that legend has it that he went by the nickname black bag Moody cause he always carried a black leather bag on him… Not sure what was in the bag exactly but I am assuming it was probably a large gold nugget from Mayucha!!

  3. Check maps for this waterfall, could be a clue:

    Cheohee Or Miuka Falls

    This 75 foot waterfall on Townes Creek can be easily viewed with a 45 minute hike. Drive north from Walhalla on SC 28 and bear right on Highway 107. Drive 8.7 miles and park on right. Follow the Winding Stairs Trail beginning at yellow posts on right. Trail turns right after .2 miles, joining Cherry Hill Recreation Area path. Take a sharp left at 1 mile. Continue .3 miles to clearing and hear the falls. Hike through the foliage to the creek.

    **Not far from Moody Creek and Lake Cheohee

  4. I know where the gold town Mayucha was located. There is very little left of it. The forest service got rid of most of it so not to keep it up.

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