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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greenwood County, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Greenwood County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Greenwood County, SC (99) Abbeville County, SC (74) Edgefield County, SC (64) Laurens County, SC (53) McCormick County, SC (39) Newberry County, SC (40) Saluda County, SC (33)  GreenwoodCounty(99) Greenwood County (99)  AbbevilleCounty(74) Abbeville County (74)  EdgefieldCounty(64) Edgefield County (64)  LaurensCounty(53) Laurens County (53)  McCormickCounty(39) McCormick County (39)  NewberryCounty(40) Newberry County (40)  SaludaCounty(33) Saluda County (33)
Greenwood is the county seat for Greenwood County
Adjacent to Greenwood County, South Carolina
      Abbeville County (74)  
      Edgefield County (64)  
      Laurens County (53)  
      McCormick County (39)  
      Newberry County (40)  
      Saluda County (33)  
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1South Carolina (Greenwood County), Bradley — 24-18 — Cedar Springs A.R.P. Church
[Front]: This church was organized 1779-1780 by Dr. Thomas Clark (d. 1791), who had emigrated from Ireland to N.Y. in 1764. Clark moved to this area permanently about 1786, preaching here, at Long Cane (now Lower Long Cane), and at . . . Map (db m7184) HM
2South Carolina (Greenwood County), Bradley — 24-8 — Londonborough Settlement
Two miles west is Power Spring, traditional site of the town laid out for the Londonborough settlers in 1765. Abandoned by their promoter in London, some three hundred German settlers were brought to South Carolina, given aid and bounty, and . . . Map (db m11378) HM
3South Carolina (Greenwood County), Bradley — 24-9 — Patrick H. Bradley — 1813–1887
His efforts brought R.R. through this town which bears his name. He was Brig. Gen. State Militia, Captain in Confederate War, Member of S.C. Legislature, Trustee of Erskine College and First President of the Augusta-Knoxville Railroad. He lived . . . Map (db m36941) HM
4South Carolina (Greenwood County), Donalds — 377 — Greenville Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized 1773 Burial Place of Revolutionary SoldiersMap (db m121923) HM
5South Carolina (Greenwood County), Epworth — 24-13 — Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
The spiritual mentor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Born here in 1894. Served as president of Morehouse College 1940-67 and as presidential advisor. Died in 1984.Map (db m11044) HM
6South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Constance Pope Maxwell — 1875-1883
South Side: At the request of Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Maxwell, major benefactors, the orphanage was named in memory of their daughter, who died at the age of seven. Connie Maxwell Orphanage, a ministry of the South . . . Map (db m16422) HM
7South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Dr. Benjamin James Sanders, Jr. — 1899-1990
The first born son and seventh child of Benjamin and Elsie Goodman Sanders was born in Allendale, S.C. near Appleton in Barnwell County. The son of a farmer with no school in his community, he attended a one-room one-teacher school that housed . . . Map (db m11631) HM
8South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Emerald Farm — A Working Goat Farm
Emerald Farm, 'a very special place,' is part of an original 450-acre working farm dating from the late 1800s. In keeping with its agricultural heritage, Emerald Farm continues to raise livestock, harvest hay, pecans, herbs and fruit on a small . . . Map (db m16531) HM
9South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — 24-11 — Francis Salvador — 1747-1776
This young English Jew settled near Coronaca in 1774, representing Ninety Six District in the provincial congresses of 1775-1776, and died in defense of his adopted home on Aug. 1, 1776. He was the first South Carolinian of his faith to hold an . . . Map (db m11117) HM
10South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Greenwood County Confederate Monument
South Side: Our Confederate Soldiers East Side: 1861 - 1865 Patriots Who animated by the same faith, actuated by the same love of country, beset with the same trials and dangers, enduring with the same fortitude and . . . Map (db m16333) HM
11South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Greenwood SC Memorial Marker
First: In memorial to Daniel W. Urquhart WWII Navy Veteran Original Crew member of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV31) Organizer and life member of Greenwood DAV Chapter 42 Organizer Newberry DAV chapter 60 Vice Commander District 3 CFW Chapter 8131 . . . Map (db m104012) WM
12South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — In God We Trust
Dedicated to All Veterans ---------- To the gallant men and women who served our country with honor during peacetime and war We Shall Not ForgetMap (db m16330) HM
13South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — 24-6 — John Henry Logan
December 7, 1821 - March 29, 1885 Teacher, Historian, Physician Born and reared near this spot, John Henry Logan first practiced medicine and taught school in this region before publishing in 1859 his History of Upper South Carolina. He . . . Map (db m73346) HM
14South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — 24-7 — John Perkins Barratt — May 11, 1795 - September 29, 1859
Physician, naturalist, versatile intellect, agricultural leader, president of Abbeville District Medical Society, 1835. Friend of Agassiz, Audubon and other major scientists, by his own advanced thinking, he outlined a theory of serial evolution . . . Map (db m11369) HM
15South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — 24-14 — Louis Booker Wright
Louis Booker Wright (1899-1984), scholar of American colonial history and Elizabethan culture, was born in the Phoenix community and spent his early years at Maxwellton near this site. A prolific author, he was educated at Wofford College and . . . Map (db m16425) HM
16South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Magnolia Cemetery
The National Register Magnolia CemeteryMap (db m32184) HM
17South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Main Street — "Broadest Street in the World'
Made 316 feet wide by the City and the S.C. Highway Department after moving the C.&W.C. Railways Depot facilities from this plot in, 1949 Paul B. Ellis, Mayor J.J. Rauch, City Manager Councilmen R.C. Herman, J.E. . . . Map (db m16345) HM
18South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Marshal Ferdinand Foch
On this spot December 9, 1921 Marshal Ferdinand Foch Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies in 1918 expressed to the people of South Carolina his appreciation and that of France for the aid by which the enemy was checked and . . . Map (db m70120) HM
19South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Mathews Mill Veterans Monument
West Side: Forever Honour'd Forever Mourn'd This tablet is reverently dedicated to the memory of Thomas L. Hitt Carl Henry Holder who gave their lives for their country in the Korean Conflict South Side: Erected . . . Map (db m16328) WM
20South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church
The National Register Mount Pisgah A.M.E. ChurchMap (db m32263) HM
21South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Municipal Fountain
Sponsored by the Greenwood Beautification Commission with contributions from individual, businesses, civic groups and city funds ---------- Dedicated September 18, 1864 ---------- Beautification Commission Mrs. George A. Byrd, . . . Map (db m19456) HM
22South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Old Greenwood Cemetery
The National Register Old Greenwood CemeteryMap (db m32031) HM
23South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — 24-16 — Rock Presbyterian Church
[Marker Front]: This church, originally known as Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, was founded in 1770 by ministers sent to upper S.C. from the Synods of New York and Philadelphia. The first church here, a frame structure, was replaced in . . . Map (db m11115) HM
24South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — Textile Workers Monument
Not until each loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly Will God unroll the pattern And explain the reason why... The dark threads are as needful In the weaver's skillful hand, As the threads of gold and silver... For the . . . Map (db m80435) HM
25South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — To The People of Greenwood County
May the 100 Yoshino Cherry trees planted here and at the Greenwood County Civic Center always grow as a symbol of our friendship and commitment to our new home. Presented in commemoration of the grand opening of Fuji Photo Film, Inc. . . . Map (db m16332) HM
26South Carolina (Greenwood County), Greenwood — World War Memorial
North Side: Erected November 11, 1929 by the Greenwood Post No. 20 of the American Legion the Legion Auxiliary and the Citizens of Greenwood County in honor of the brave men who sacrificed their lives so that liberty and . . . Map (db m80436) WM
27South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — 24-17 — Good Hope Baptist Church
[Marker Front]: This church, founded about 1870, has its origins in Walnut Grove Baptist Church, founded in 1820. Walnut Grove included both white and black members before the Civil War, but after the war black members asked for letters . . . Map (db m9692) HM
28South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — Moorefield Memorial Highway
In Memory of Charles Henry Moorefield State Highway Engineer of South Carolina 1920 - 1935Map (db m16326) HM
29South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — Old Cokesbury and Masonic Female College and Conference School
The National Register of Historic Places: Old Cokesbury and Masonic Female College and Conference SchoolMap (db m29534) HM
30South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — Park’s / Greenwood County
Park's: America's Most Trusted Gardening Resource Building a Family Tradition Since 1868 It all started in 1867 when 15 year-old George Watt Park, a very enterprising lad, passed around to friends and neighbors a list of seeds he had . . . Map (db m11628) HM
31South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — Payne Institute
Erected by The Allen University Alumni Club of Greenville County November 1970 In Honor of Payne Institute Established in 1870 by The African Methodist Episcopal Church Moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 1860 And Renamed . . . Map (db m11094) HM
32South Carolina (Greenwood County), Hodges — 24-5 — Tabernacle Cemetery
[Original Marker] Site of Old Tabernacle Methodist Church. Buried here are Confederate Generals Martin Witherspoon Gary, Nathan George Evans and other Confederate officers and soldiers. [Second Marker] 1000 feet east is . . . Map (db m11095) HM
33South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — "Light Horse Harry" Lee Takes the Stockade Fort — June 12, 1781
You are standing in a partial reconstruction of the Stockade Fort as it appeared in 1781. Archaeologists have identified remnants -- see the outlines -- of log buildings that existed here. An elevated firing step, called a banquette, was located . . . Map (db m11345) HM
34South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 96 — Ninety Six National Historic Site
An unusual name for a place! But there is a logical reason, of course. Notice on the map the location of the frontier Indian trails that later became roads. This place was chosen for a trading post because it was a convenient campground along the . . . Map (db m99686) HM
35South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Approach Trench — June 2, 1781
"Not a man could shew his head but what he was immediately shot down." General Nathanael Green Approach trenches, called saps, connected one parallel to the next. These angled ditches allowed troops to move toward the fort without . . . Map (db m125699) HM
36South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Cherokee — (Tsalagi)
The Cherokee referred to themselves as Tsalagi or Aniywiyai which means the "Principal People". Cherokee used the area around Ninety Six as a hunting ground, where they hunted deer, turkey and even buffalo.Map (db m48494) HM
37South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Covered Way — 1781
The trench that ran here, from the fort to the stockaded town, was not actually covered, but was used for cover. It was the route for official couriers, Loyalist relief troops, and slaves who risked Patriot fire to bring water from . . . Map (db m125703) HM
38South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Early Life in the Backcountry — Gouedy's Trading Post and Fort Ninety Six
Robert Gouedy established a trading post on this site in 1753. He supplied cloth, tools, gunpowder, lead, and rum to the soldiers, Indians, slaves, and settlers who passed through Ninety Six on the way to or from Charleston and the Cherokee . . . Map (db m33594) HM
39South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Environmental Change From Forest to Park
Once dense forest, this area was gradually cleared by people. Fire, storms, and the introduction of non-native plants and animal species also contributed to changing the landscape. If you lived here in the 1700s, you would have seen these woods . . . Map (db m32790) HM
40South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — First Blood Shed for Liberty
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41South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — First Parallel — May 28-June 1, 1781
After several days of digging an approach trench to get to this point, a first parallel was established. In siege warfare a series of trenches that face the enemy's defenses are called parallels. The first parallel established a secure position . . . Map (db m11179) HM
42South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Gouedy Trail and Charleston Road
The Gouedy trail is a 1.5-mile nature path that takes you through the woods and into a lesser known for historically significant part of the park. This route passes the presumed location of Robert Gouedy's trading post, established in 1751, and . . . Map (db m33537) HM
43South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — In Memoriam
Left Column: Raymond H. Barnett, Milton Capps, Robert E. Chaney, George W. Chapman, Lewis F. Ferguson, J. Leonard Goldman Right Column: J. Jennings Jamison, R. Fielding Jones, Morris T. Matthews, Lewis O. McIntosh, William . . . Map (db m35026) HM
44South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Island Ford Road
The earliest roads in Ninety Six were Indian trails, used for travel by foot and horse and for hunting. White settlers followed these trails to explore the countryside, trade, and eventually, to settle. As the stream of settlers into the region . . . Map (db m11159) HM
45South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — James Birmingham
Sacred to the Memory of James Birmingham Volunteer Long Cane Militia Killed at this Site In the Battle of November 19-24, 1775 The First South Carolinian To Give His Life in the Cause of Freedom ---------- Erected by . . . Map (db m11314) HM
46South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 24-10 — John Waller — 1741-1802
One half mile south is the grave of John Waller, early minister of the Baptist faith in Virginia, where he is credited with founding eighteen churches. He was persecuted and imprisoned by the established church and civil authorities. In 1793, he . . . Map (db m11332) HM
47South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Lake Greenwood — A Changing Landscape
A Lake is Formed The Great Depression of the 1930s altered the economy and landscape of Greenwood County. Farmers were impoverished, land values declined, and local textile mills struggled to survive. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New . . . Map (db m30443) HM
48South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Law and Order in the Carolina Backcountry — 1773 — The Jail and the Courthouse —
The Ninety Six jail stood on this site and the courthouse was about 100 yards from it, near the Charleston Road. After the Revolutionary War, the jail fell into disrepair and its bricks were reused for other purposes. But from 1772, when it was . . . Map (db m125704) HM
49South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Logan Log House
Andrew Logan built this house in the late 1700s. The house was the first home built in the nearby town of Greenwood, SC and was actually found hidden in the core of an old house. It was moved here in 1968 where it was put under the protection of . . . Map (db m30719) HM
50South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Logan Log House
Built by Andrew Logan in the late 1700s, this well preserved example of a log house of that time was discovered in nearby Greenwood. The historic stricture has been hidden under siding and obscured by alterations from a much later period. . . . Map (db m30731) HM
51South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — M-60 A3 Main Battle Tank
WT 52 Tons Main Gun 105 MM Produced 1956-1987 This tank was acquired from the SC ARNG with the help of Sgt. Charles A. Price. This marker was dedicated by VFW Post #8131 Star Fort Post 103 Ninety Six American Legion This model . . . Map (db m35021) HM
52South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Militiamen
(A part-time soldier who was not part of a standing army.)

During both battles at Ninety Six, citizens took part. These men were not trained regular soldiers. After the battles ended, they returned back to their homes and . . . Map (db m48559) HM
53South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Monument to James Birmingham
This stone honors James Birmingham, the first South Carolinian to lose his life for freedom during the Revolutionary War. Birmingham, a member of the Long Cane Militia, received his fatal wound from a Loyalist musket ball. He fought under the . . . Map (db m11312) HM
54South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — New Priorities of Protection
Rock walls communicate that a place is important and worth of protection -- a sanctuary. In the 1940s, Civilian conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees were using the boulders scattered before you to erect a rock wall guarding Lake Greenwood State . . . Map (db m30424) HM
55South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six — 1775 — A Colonial Center in a Time of Change —
The convergence of roads at Ninety Six ensured its success as a hub of commerce, center for law and order, and haven for settlers in colonial times. In 1775 the village had a dozen dwellings, a jail, and, most importantly, a courthouse, making it . . . Map (db m11304) HM
56South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 24-21 — Ninety Six Colored School
Front The Ninety Six Colored School, built nearby between 1927 and 1953, was a combined elementary and high school through the 1951-52 school year and an elementary school through the 1955-56 school year. It was a six-room frame . . . Map (db m83914) HM
57South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six in the American Revolution — The War in the Southern Colonies
Ninety Six played a significant role in the struggle for American independence from British rule. It was the site of the first southern land battle of the Revolutionary War, in 1775, and the scene of its longest field siege, in 1781. Early in the . . . Map (db m95759) HM
58South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six National Historic Site — A Revolutionary War Landmark
Ninety Six National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service, which preserves lands of national significance. This park features the site of the old town of Ninety Six, an important seat of power in the backcountry of South Carolina . . . Map (db m30565) HM
59South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six National Historic Site — A Revolutionary War Landmark
Ninety Six National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service, which preserves lands of national significance. This park features the site of the old town of Ninety Six, an important seat of power in the backcountry of South Carolina . . . Map (db m35098) HM
60South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six National Historic Site — A Revolutionary War Landmark
Ninety Six National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service, which preserves lands of national significance. This park features the site of the old town of Ninety Six, an important seat of power in the backcountry of South Carolina . . . Map (db m125710) HM
61South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Ninety Six National Historic Site / Greenwood County
Ninety Six National Historic Site A Brief History of Ninety Six National Historic Site The Ninety Six National Historic Site is an area of unique historical and archaeological significance. In the late 1700s traders gave the town its . . . Map (db m11129) HM
62South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 24-3 — Old Ninety Six — (2 miles south)
Even before 1730 the fork in the Cherokee Path 96 miles south of Keowee, was called Ninety Six. Here a trading post was operated, a fort was built and a courthouse town was established. Here the first land battle of the Revolutionary War was . . . Map (db m11465) HM
63South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Patriot Soldier
General Nathanael Greene had about 1,000 Patriot troops from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. The average height of an adult during the Revolutionary War was 5 feet 5 inches. See how you stand up to this Patriot while standing in the . . . Map (db m48534) HM
64South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 24-4 — Preston Brooks Dinner
National attention was focused here on Oct. 3, 1856, when some ten thousand people honored Preston S. Brooks, Congressman from this district, with a public dinner in vindication of his assault on Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on the Senate floor . . . Map (db m11466) HM
65South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Second Approach Trench — June 6, 1781
"Our approaches are going on but slowly owing to the want of men to dig." General Nathanael Greene
Early in the siege Greene set up a rotation to relieve the exhausted sappers. One team dug while another . . . Map (db m125700) HM
66South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Second Parallel — June 3, 1781
By June 3, the sappers had finished the approach trench and established a second parallel. Now that he was in position to attack Cruger's stronghold, Greene, in keeping with the etiquette of siege warfare, made a formal demand for the Loyalists' . . . Map (db m11229) HM
67South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Sharpshooter
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68South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Siege Trenches
On the night of May 22, Greene began constructing an assault position only 70 yards from Star Fort, hoping to overrun the fort quickly with a frontal attack. The Americans were driven away, however, by heavy cannon fire and an attack party from . . . Map (db m11346) HM
69South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — 24-15 — Siloam Baptist Church
This church was organized in 1799 by Rev. John Waller, Rev. David Lilly, William Chiles, and Meshec Overby, with 32 charter members. Waller, its first minister, served until his death in 1802. Other notable pastors included Revs. John Broadus, . . . Map (db m27322) HM
70South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Spring Branch
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 . . . Map (db m125706) HM
71South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The American Revolution Comes to the South — November 18-21, 1775 — Six Years Before the Star Fort Siege There Was Williamson's Fort —
You are standing at the site of the first southern land battle of the Revolutionary War. The men fighting here were all Americans. The Loyalists supported British rule; the Patriots wanted independence from the Crown. The location of Ninety . . . Map (db m11308) HM
72South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Artillery — June 1, 1781
Once a parallel was dug, troops could move artillery forward and place cannon in position to batter the enemy garrison. Greene's six-pounders (guns firing six pound cannon balls) were placed here on platforms that sat on earthen fortifications . . . Map (db m125698) HM
73South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Attack
By June 17, the Ninety Six garrison was low on food and ammunition. Cruger had expected a relief expedition from Charleston, but hope was turning into despair. Suddenly, a farmer, casually riding near the American lines, spurred his gorse and . . . Map (db m11249) HM
74South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The British Fortifications
Cruger assumed command at Ninety Six in August, 1780, and quickly strengthened the defenses. By October he had built a stockade and ditch around "ye Court house and the principle houses" and added blockhouses, probably on the Island Ford and . . . Map (db m11183) HM
75South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Forlorn Hope — June 18, 1781
Having established the third parallel and dug a mine, the Patriot troops were exhausted. Promised reinforcements from the Virginia militia failed to arrive. A frustrated Greene wrote to Congress: "...our poor Fellows are worne out with fatigue, . . . Map (db m33029) HM
76South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Lost Town of Cambridge — 1783 - c. 1850
After the Revolution, the American government confiscated land that belonged to prominent Loyalists. You are standing on such a tract, and it became the site of a new town of Ninety Six in 1783. The old town, near the Star Fort -- never rebounded . . . Map (db m125707) HM
77South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Mine — Begun June 9, 1781
"We shall be in the ditch of the enemies works by tomorrow night or early morning; and the powder is wanting to blow up the works. I beg you will send the powder the moment this reaches you." General Nathanael Greene to General Andrew . . . Map (db m125702) HM
78South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Patriot Force Arrives — May 21-22, 1781
After a series of disastrous defeats in South Carolina, George Washington, head of the Continental Army, took action. He named General Nathanael Greene to command Patriot forces in the South in December 1780. Greene drove into the backcountry . . . Map (db m11175) HM
79South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Patriots Lay Siege to the Star Fort — May 22-June 18, 1781
"Our success is very doubtful." General Nathanael Greene May 23, 1781 General Greene entrusted Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko with the task of creating siegeworks -- a system of trenches -- that would allow his men to . . . Map (db m32831) HM
80South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Patriots Lay Siege to the Star Fort — May 22-June 18, 1781
"Our success is very doubtful." General Nathanael Greene May 23, 1781 General Greene entrusted Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko with the task of creating siegeworks -- a system of trenches -- that would allow his men to . . . Map (db m32863) HM
81South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Rifle Tower — June 13, 1781
In a single night -- June 13 -- a 30-foot tower made of interlocking logs was erected under Kosciuszko's supervision. From the wooden platform marksmen could aim down into the fort. The Loyalists responded to this threat by making the walls . . . Map (db m125701) HM
82South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Siege of Ninety Six — 1781
In November 1775 — just months after American and British troops traded musket fire at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts — the first southern land battle of the Revolutionary War was fought here in Ninety Six. Later, in 1781, the . . . Map (db m30623) HM
83South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Star Fort — Heart of the Loyalist Defense
On assuming command of Ninety Six in 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Cruger set out to fortify the town in the event of a Patriot attack. The Star Fort was the center of his defense and today offers a rare view of original British military field . . . Map (db m11265) HM
84South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Stockade Fort — Ninety Six National Historic Site
The British built this “stockade fort on the right” in 1781 on property owned by James Holmes, a Loyalist, to protect the garrison’s water supply. An irregular fortification built around a barn and several out building, the . . . Map (db m99687) HM
85South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — The Well — 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 . . . Map (db m11293) HM
86South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Trader with Pack Horse
Roads and paths allowed trade between the Cherokee and early traders. In 1753 Robert Gouedy set up the first permanent trading post at old Ninety Six. Many road traces can still be seen today.Map (db m48532) HM
87South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Walking Tour of the Park
Follow the paved path to explore a colonial roadbed, Revolutionary War siegeworks and the original Star Fort, the site of the early town of Ninety Six, the reconstructed Stockade Fort of 1781, and the Logan Log House. The one-mile walk starts out in . . . Map (db m125696) HM
88South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Welcome to the Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area
About Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area Lake Greenwood became a part of the South Carolina State Park System in April 1938. the land for the park was donated by Greenwood County. Originally the park consisted of 1,114 acres. Later the . . . Map (db m30441) HM
89South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Why Did the British Burn Ninety Six? — July 1781
The quiet field before you was the site of the once-thriving 1700s town of Ninety Six. In 1781 it had about a dozen homes, a courthouse, and a jail. When Lieutenant Colonel Cruger arrived in 1780, he fortified it against attack. One visitor . . . Map (db m33468) HM
90South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Why Is It Called Ninety Six? — A Colonial Backcountry Settlement
The origin of Ninety Six's unusual numeric name remains a mystery. There are many theories. One plausible explanation is that English traders who passed through here in the 1700s estimated this location to be 96 miles from the Cherokee village of . . . Map (db m30703) HM
91South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Wm. Pierce Bennett Kinard
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92South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ninety Six — Woman and Child
As many as 100 Loyalist families took refuge in the town of Ninety Six during the 1781 siege. They had to suffer the same hardships and disease as the Loyalist soldiers. After the battle many families followed the British Army to . . . Map (db m48535) HM
93South Carolina (Greenwood County), Promised Land — Historical Promised Land Community
Founded in 1870 Promised Land Community Organized in the Year 1977 Now Known as the Promised Land AssociationMap (db m56791) HM
94South Carolina (Greenwood County), Troy — 24-2 — Long Cane Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church
4.5 miles northwest is Long Cane Church. Organized in 1771 as Associate Presbyterian, with the Rev. William Ronaldson as first stated supply. It united with Cedar Springs, March 7, 1786, under Dr. Thos. Clark; withdrew Sept. 15, 1808; part of . . . Map (db m9719) HM
95South Carolina (Greenwood County), Troy — 24-1 — Long Canes Massacre
Three miles west is the site of an attack by Cherokee Indians upon settlers of Long Canes in the Cherokee war of 1759-1761. There on February 1, 1760, about 150 settlers, refugeeing to Augusta, were overtaken by 100 Cherokee warriors. Twenty-three . . . Map (db m9433) HM
96South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ware Shoals — Benjamin DeWitt Riegel — 1878-1941
Beloved Leader, Educator, Industrialist He Built for the FutureMap (db m15598) HM
97South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ware Shoals — Marion P. Carnell Bridge
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98South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ware Shoals — The William T. Jones, III Bridge
This man was born and reared on the land adjacent to and southwest of this bridge where his ancestors settled in the late 1750's. His forbears were very civic minded and patriotic and included many doctors and lawyers. Among them were a Senator, a . . . Map (db m11093) HM
99South Carolina (Greenwood County), Ware Shoals — Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Memorial recognizes soldiers who served in each of our nation’s conflicts, ranging from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism.Map (db m40155) HM
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Jul. 5, 2022