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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Discover Old 96 District’s Unexpected Wonders

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.


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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

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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Romantic Couples Itinerary

Many a-couple fantasize about getting away for a few days, driving through the countryside on a romantic small-town getaway! We’ve taken care of the details and planned out a three-day itinerary with couples in mind, showcasing the best experiences in our five counties to share with your favorite someone! DAY ONE Depending on the season,…

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Old 96 District History Tour

For history buffs, South Carolina’s Old 96 District has plenty to offer! From Revolutionary War battlegrounds to historic inns, churches, buildings and the birthplace of a Civil Rights leader, here’s a three-day itinerary for touring the most historic sites in our five counties. Day 1 We start off our journey with the Culbertson Back County…

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22 Things to Do in 2022

We’re all excited for the new year and all the new experiences it can bring! As we lay out our New Year’s resolutions and design our “bucket lists” for 2022, we wanted to share some of the fantastic experiences awaiting you in South Carolina’s Old 96 District. Featuring the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens,…

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Foodie Itinerary Through the Old 96 District

We love food! For many travelers, finding the best places to eat on their road trip is a must. It can even be the main feature of the trip! Here is a three-day itinerary through our five counties to taste the best our region has to offer (and enjoy some other great places as well.)…

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Unexpected Wonder: 96 Pecan Company

by Clayton Hensley South Carolina may be known for its peaches, producing more than the “Peach State” next door, but its pecans also rival those of states like Georgia that are also known for their pecans.  Whether you say “pea-CAN” or “pea-KAHN” chances are you’ll run across this tasty nut on your travels to the…

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Bicycle Across South Carolina- Days Two & Three

Lynn & Cele Seldon (Seldon Ink) Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC) 2021 ended on Sunday with a celebratory lunch, happy hour, music, and more after the Day Three ride, and it was quite the ride for these Lowcountry flatlanders in the historic area of South Carolina known as the Old 96 District.  As mentioned in…

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Bicycle Across South Carolina- Day One

Lynn & Cele Seldon (Seldon Ink) Well, Day One of Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC) 2021 is in the books, and it’s already been quite the ride for us in the historic area of South Carolina known as the Old 96 District.  With three days of varied bike rides from Friday to Sunday, BASC officially…

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Bicycle Across South Carolina- Ready to Ride

Lynn & Cele Seldon (Seldon Ink) It’s hard to believe we’re in the homestretch of our training for Bicycle Across South Carolina (BASC) 2021, which starts with a party on Thursday, October 14th, followed by three days of varied rides in the historic area of South Carolina known as the Old 96 District. And we…

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Belmont Inn in Abbeville, SC

Fall Stays in Old 96 District

By Lori Blalock Fall in the South is sublime. With warm days and clear, crisp nights, it’s the ideal season for travel and road tripping. South Carolina’s Old 96 District is chock full of a variety of accommodations providing visitors the chance to unwind and take it easy after a full day of exploring. So,…

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Road Trip Itinerary Through South Carolina’s Old 96 District

by Jason Barnette Leaving the interstate highway behind, I quickly found myself on a two-lane road trip adventure rolling through peach farms in the South Carolina countryside. The sun beamed through the sprawl of massive oak trees, playing a pattern of light and shadow across the windshield of my rental car. Soon enough I discovered…

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Discovering a Passion at the Palmetto Shooting Complex

by Jason Barnette An orange disc hurled through the air. Bang! A moment later another orange disc. Bang! I lowered the shotgun and looked at the shattered pieces of sporting clays across the ground. I looked over at Tom who had a big smile on his face. “Got ‘em both. You’re a natural, Jason!”  I…

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