What is the Old 96 District?
Old 96 District is one of eleven tourism regions across South Carolina, nestled in the Upper Western part of the state. Our region covers the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick, 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 paddle board across one of our pristine freshwater lakes. Visit our communities that are steeped in small town charm!
What We Do
Our mission is to support the tourism industry in Old 96 District (and South Carolina as a whole) by promoting the unique experiences, attractions, and businesses of our area! We help spread the word on our favorite places so that prospective visitors can get informed and excited, and local business owners can keep doing what they do best.
Why is it Called Old 96?
There are many legends and folktales about where the name might have come from, but the most likely answer is that the town of Ninety Six (located within our region) was 96 miles down the Cherokee Path from Keowee, a major Cherokee town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This became the center for a colonial judicial district, which we eventually got our name from!