Discover The Old 96 District!

Abbeville  |  Edgefield  |  Greenwood  |  Laurens  |  McCormick

Nestled in the Upper Western section of South Carolina, the Old 96 District is home to amazing outdoor adventures, a haven for history buffs and the location of the most remarkable attractions and places of interest. Come see our miles and miles of hiking, biking and walking trails or paddleboard across one of our pristine freshwater lakes. Step back in time to explore history that changed our culture and country, or embrace the up-and-coming with local shops, restaurants, and other small town delights.

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Outdoors

State Parks, Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, Boating & Golf

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Attractions

Arts & Culture, Museums, Farms, and More

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Shopping

Antiques, Local Crafts and Boutique Shops

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Historic Sites

The Old 96 District is Rich in History

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Stay

Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels, Campgrounds & Resorts

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The Old 96 District region has 5 Counties to Explore!

South Carolina’s Old 96 District, located in the western section of South Carolina, provides outdoor adventures, history and heritage, arts and culture and family fun for travelers! Comprised of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick Counties with 3 of 5 counties bordering Georgia, this region offers you an opportunity to experience rural beauty and Old South mystique.

Iconic, and functional, decorative clock in Downtown Greenwood, South Carolina on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Copyright 2019 Jason Barnette

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A statue of Dr. Mays in the center of the Dr. Benjamin Mays Historic Site in Greenwood, South Carolina on Friday, September 13, 2019. Copyright 2019 Jason Barnette

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From the Old 96 District Blog

5 Favorite Summer Festivals in SC’s Old 96 District

Summer is an excellent time to take a road trip through South Carolina’s Old 96 District. In addition to the warm weather and abundant outdoor scene across our five counties, it’s a great time to experience small-town charm through a number of unique local festivals. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite must-see festivals this…

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Topiaries Are Center Stage at the SC Festival of Flowers

By Carol Timblin  Every year fans of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers look forward to the return of the “living” topiaries to Uptown Greenwood. During the weekend of June 10-11, on the 15th anniversary of the topiaries and the 55th anniversary of the popular festival, visitors will be treated to a brand new topiary.…

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South Carolina peaches at Titan Farms

5 Delicious Ways to Create Peachy Memories

By Vanessa Infanzon Donna Livingston with Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce reminisces about the homemade peach cobbler from her childhood. Her mom and grandmothers baked the fruity dish for dessert on Sundays, a simple recipe with flour, sugar and milk. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” she says. “Peaches have always been part of my…

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1930s Kitchen, a Permanent Exhibit at the Greenwood Museum

By Carol Timblin A year after they were married in 1966, Frank and Cate Townsend purchased the old Collins/Langston farm, also known as the “Graines Store and Residence,” located in southern Greenwood County. For nearly half a century Frank raised beef cattle and hay on the farm but worked full-time as a math teacher in…

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Explore Edgefield and McCormick Counties With This Travel Itinerary

Day One We start our small-town getaway in Edgefield, SC. This town is the historic home to 10 South Carolina governors throughout American history, and the Ten Governors Trail tells the story with historical markers along its easy walking trail. This urban hiking trail allows you to gently get the blood flowing and learn a…

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Outdoor Weekend in South Carolina’s Old 96 District 

By Lori Blalock  With an endless supply of warm sunshine, cool lake breezes and the sounds of water gently lapping the shore, the Old 96 District is a nature lover’s paradise. It’s the ideal location for a fun outdoor weekend.  Here, in western South Carolina, where the Savannah River forms the border with Georgia, three…

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Inn On The Square

36 Hours in Greenwood, South Carolina

By Jason Barnette The Old 96 District spans across South Carolina’s backcountry. At the heart – literally and figuratively – is the “big city” of Greenwood. All roads through the district converge on Main Street, surrounded by local retail shops and dining, history museums, and entertainment venues. It’s an incredible place for a weekend getaway…

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Black Excellence in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

In honor of Black History Month this year, we’re celebrating Black Excellence by highlighting some Black-owned shops, restaurants, and attractions we are proud to have in South Carolina’s Old 96 District, featuring the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick. Chef Erica McCier- Indigenous Underground, Abbeville, SC Abbeville, SC native Chef Erica McCier’s dream…

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Old 96 District Farms Tour

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the joys of different farms on a road trip! Especially when traveling with family and children, few would pass up the opportunity to pet friendly farm animals or pick fresh fruits right off the vine. Because many of these farms have tight hours and we want you to enjoy each…

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