Welcome to McCormick County, SC

McCormick County

McCormick County is often called the gateway to outdoor adventure in the western part of South Carolina. The county is named in honor of Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper. Gold was first taken from the area between 1847 and 1852. Today, the Heritage Gold Mine is open to visitors during May-October. McCormick county has 3 State Parks-Hickory Knob State Resort Park, the only South Carolina Park which is also a resort, joins Baker Creek State Park and Hamilton Branch State Park as three beautiful, water-front state parks to choose from. The area is a diverse collection of communities connected by a historic rail line that winds its way through the county. The McCormick Arts Center at the Keturah preserves and displays local crafting legacy and artists in their building. For golfers, there are several championship golf courses along the lake to enjoy.

Discovering the Outdoors in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Article by Clayton Hensley of Knox Road Tripper.  Nature and history collide along the highways and backroads of South Carolina’s Old 96 District taking you on an unforgettable journey. From lakes along the Savannah River to battle grounds of the Revolutionary War, outdoor opportunities abound in this part of the Palmetto State. South Carolina’s Freshwater…

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A Mother and Daughter Old 96 District Road Trip (from a 12-year old’s perspective)

Are you thinking of exploring the Old 96 District in South Carolina? I’m here to show you what a good time you can have enjoying their beautiful outdoor spaces, learning at important historical sites, and eating delicious food. When my mom told me just her and I were going on a three-day road trip to…

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5 Charming Small Towns (and 1 Small City) You Must Visit in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

By Jason Barnette South Carolina’s “Freshwater Coast” is sixty-five miles of coastline along the Savannah River – and one of the best hidden gems of the Old 96 District. The tourism district comprises five counties, is filled with small, charming towns connected by two-lane roads. Life is a bit slower as nature and history abound…

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