Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on a walking trail at a rest area outside the Visitor Center. 1103 Hwy 248 South, Ninety Six, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 8.862    W 082° 1.374
  34.1477    -82.0229


Ninety Six National Historic Site

An unusual name for a place! But there is a logical reason, of course. Notice on the map the location of the frontier Indian trails that later became roads. This place was chosen for a trading post because it was a convenient campground along the Cherokee Path. It was 96 miles from the Cherokee Indian Village of Keowee to this site. So, 96 is really a distance name and distance was important in this country in early days when travel was difficult.

National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.


More information:
NPS - Ninety Six National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Ninety Six National Historic Site
The American Revolution in South Carolina - The Seige of Ninety-Six, May 21 - June 19, 1781
Wikipedia - Nathanael Greene
Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC
Wikipedia - Star fort
Wikipedia - Siege
Wikipedia - Continental Army
Wikipedia - British Army during the American War of Independence
Wikipedia - Ninety Six, South Carolina