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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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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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Old 96 District’s “Most Haunted”

Happy almost-Halloween, everybody! We’ll confess, as much as we love the Fall season, changing leaves and cooler weather, there’s another element we love: the sheer spookiness of the season! As South Carolinians, our love for a good ghost story might as well be genetic. Old 96 District has plenty of historic sites dating back to…

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Golfing South Carolina’s Old 96 District

By Brad King An historic parcel of upstate South Carolina dating back to the Revolutionary War is steadily carving out a modern-day reputation among golf connoisseurs for its eclectic offering of sporty layouts, clubs and communities. South Carolina’s Old 96 District has become renowned for its attractive and affordable golf offerings. Boasting an array of…

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For Nature Lovers, Old 96 District is an Unexpected Wonder

With everyone rushing to get outside and get some fresh air, many of mother nature’s biggest fans may find themselves looking back at their map for something new. Finding a new favorite place is a mix of trial, error, and pure luck. What’s the best hiking trail, easy to reach but not over-crowded? What lake…

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7 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Hickory Knob State Park and Resort

By Carl Hedinger of Travel Through Life Hickory Knob State Park and Resort sits next to the Georgia border and hugs the shores of Lake Thurmond. It’s known by many as a wonderful golfing destination, thanks to the Tom Jackson-designed course inside the park. And while you could easily spend your entire time on those…

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Lake Greenwood State Park: 7 Places to Play in and Around the Water

Lake Greenwood State Park: 7 Places to Play in and Around the Water By Carl Hedinger of Travel Through Life No matter your plans for an Old 96 District of South Carolina trip, you need to make at least one stop at Lake Greenwood State Park.This 914-acre series of peninsulas is ready and waiting for…

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Old Edgefield Pottery: Legacy & Tradition Crafted by Hand

Old Edgefield Pottery: Legacy & Tradition Crafted by Hand By Michael J. Solender Local clay mixed with Southern history create earthen treasures at this storied pottery.     Slabs of freshly mixed pewter-toned wet clay wait patiently inside Old Edgefield Pottery to achieve their calling atop Justin Guy’s well-worked wheel.  Guy, Master Potter in residence and…

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Sweet Treats of the Old 96 District

Let’s make one thing very clear: I love food. Food does not always love me back, but there’s little I wouldn’t do for something delicious. Sweets and desserts pose their own unique challenges in the kitchen, being as much a science as an art. Because sweets are everywhere and everyone craves them, it’s easy to…

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Abbeville, South Carolina’s #JustRight Travel Package

Abbeville is a small South Carolina town packed with big charm, and colorfully painted buildings blended with historic architecture, one-of-a-kind shopping, restaurants, and bakeries. Wander the streets before settling in for a show at the Abbeville Opera House, explore any of the 6 State Parks within driving range, or take a day trip to Greenwood,…

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Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to McCormick, SC

This summer, a new attraction has moved into Old 96 District- the Smithsonian!  In a cooperation between the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina Humanities, the Smithsonian travelling exhibition Water / Ways made its home for a few weeks in Hickory Knob State Resort Park. It is currently open for visitors from now…

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Why Old 96 District Makes a Fantastic Road Trip

The world is slowly waking up again, and many of us are feeling a little stir-crazy. We want new surroundings, fresh air, somewhere to go and do things. Many people aren’t looking to pile into crowded airports just yet, but a family road trip feels just right. When the time comes and you’re ready to…

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8 Small Businesses You Can Support Online

Just because the doors are closed doesn’t mean the business is! We all want to support each other through difficult times, and choosing small local businesses is a great way to do that. Showing our love through online store fronts keeps the economy moving from the safety and comfort of our homes. Here are 8…

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Take a #VirtualTour of Old 96 District

The wanderlust is starting to kick in. We’re getting tired of seeing the same walls every day, and taking to the internet as a means of virtual armchair escapism. Many destinations like us are sharing virtual tours, insider videos, and other content during this tough time, and we’d like you to hop on board! After…

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