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The Old 96 District of South Carolina

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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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

Benjamin E. Mays: Lending a Fresh Voice to Greenwood History

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5 Favorite Summer Festivals in SC’s Old 96 District

Ready for more festival fun this summer? It’s the perfect time to plan your getaway to South Carolina’s Old 96 District! Famous for outdoor adventures, small town charm, and lively, family-friendly festival experiences, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. Encompassing the five counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick. South Carolina, the Old…

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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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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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A Trail of Sweet Treats Through the Old 96 District

If there’s one thing we all love, it’s delicious food! Our five counties have a lot to offer for foodie-minded travelers, and we love showing off our bakeries, cakeries, holes-in-the-wall, and cafes. If there’s one type of food most people can unite over, it’s something sweet. We’ve gone ahead and prepared a trail-like crawl through…

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Old 96 Golf Courses – Stop Missing Out!

When you don’t know much about golf, it can be hard to know what you’re missing out on. The dictionary defines golf as “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to…

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