Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Begin June 12, 1781
Water was critical to the survival of the men confined to the Star Fort, but the town's only water source, Spring Branch, lay well beyond its walls and within range of Patriot fire. Cruger hoped to remedy this dire situation by digging a well inside the fort. But at 25 feet, no water was found and the effort was abandoned.
Erected 2009 by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 34° 8.764′ N, 82° 1.086′ W. Marker is in Ninety Six, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker can be reached from South Cambridge Street (Route 248). Marker is located within the walls of Star Fort. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ninety Six SC 29666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Star Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forlorn Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); The Attack Covered Way (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mine (about 300 feet away); The Rifle Tower (about 300 feet away); Second Approach Trench (about 300 feet away); Approach Trench (about 300 feet away); Second Parallel (about 400 feet away); The Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ninety Six.
More about this marker. Marker shown in Photo 1 is the current version of the marker.
Also see . . . Ninety Six National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service). Here settlers struggled against the harsh backcountry to survive, Cherokee Indians hunted and fought to keep their land, two towns and a trading post were formed and abandoned to the elements, and two Revolutionary War battles that claimed over 100 lives took place here. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.