Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A plentiful water source was essential for the colonial residents of Ninety Six and for both Patriot and Loyalist troops garrisoned here during the Revolutionary War. The water surely flowed more freely in colonial times. During the sweltering months of the Star Fort siege of 1781, access to the spring was cut off by Patriot guards, causing panic among Loyalist troops and civilians.
Erected 2009 by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° 8.677′ N, 82° 1.273′ W. Marker is in Ninety Six, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker can be reached from South Cambridge Street (State Highway 248). Marker is located on the grounds of Ninety Six National Historic Site. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Revolution Comes to the South (within shouting distance of this marker); Law and Order in the Carolina Backcountry (within shouting distance of this marker); Why Did the British Burn Ninety Six? (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woman and Child (about 400 feet Gouedy Trail and Charleston Road (about 500 feet away); Ninety Six (about 500 feet away); Sharpshooter (about 500 feet away); "Light Horse Harry" Lee Takes the Stockade Fort (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ninety Six.
Also see . . .
1. 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 July 28, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Siege of Ninety Six. The Siege of Ninety Six was a siege late in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on July 28, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2018, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.