Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Ninety Six

Marker ID: SCHM 24-3
Location: at the visitor's center in the town of Ninety Six, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 10.508    W 082° 01.394
  34.175133    -82.023233
Style: Free Standing **


(2 miles south.) Even before 1730, the fork in the Cherokee Path, 96 miles south of Keowee, was called Ninety Six. Here a trading post was operated, a fort was built, and a courthouse town was established. Here the first land battle of the Revolutionary War in the South was fought, Nov. 19-20, 1775; and here Gen. Nathanael Greene besieged the British in Star Fort, May 22 - June 20, 1781.

Erected by Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce - 1959