Come and immerse yourself in history in the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick. Explore the history of the United States in the Old 96 District with battlefields from the Revolutionary War. Visit Dr. Benjamin E. Mays’s childhood home and many historical sites that will take your breath away.
Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
In 1780, these rolling fields became the site for a Revolutionary War battle. Learn the history of the battle’s intriguing twist ending and hike the trails with historical markers.
Address: 398 State Park Rd, Clinton, SC 29325 | MAP
Culbertson Back Country Settlement
This settlement contains two log cabins built c1790, a blockhouse c 1770, a one-room African-American School c 1870, and a church c 1885. The Gray Court-Owings Historical Society preserves them to this day.
Address: 7000 Georgia Rd, Gray Court, SC 29645 | MAP
Dr. Benjamin Mays Historic Preservation Site
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays was a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. and an intellectual leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, his childhood home stands as a museum for his legacy and influence.
Address: 237 North Hospital St, Greenwood, SC 29648 | MAP
James Dunklin House
James Dunklin House, built about 1812, was a two-story, five bay, upcountry farmhouse. In 1843 Samuel Todd, a physician, bought the two-story frame house that is set on a raised brick basement. The Dunklin House is one of the oldest homes in Laurens. It was listed in the National Register October 1, 1974.
Address: 544 W Main St, Laurens, SC 29360 | MAP
Trinity Episcopal Church
Currently being restored, this church (founded in 1842) still boasts beautiful stained glass and classic architecture. The walking labyrinth in the back invites guests to walk, rest, and pray.
Address: 200 Church St, Abbeville, SC 29620 | MAP
Willington on the Way
Historic area of McCormick County with buildings on Hwy 81 and Morrah Bridge Road in Willington, SC. Includes African American Culture Center, a museum and country store replica, along with extensive local genealogical information.
Address: 1801 Morrah Bridge Road, McCormick, SC 29835 | MAP