Ninety Six National Historic Site – Greenwood County, South Carolina

South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Greenwood County Photos  |  Ninety Six National Historic Site

In our country’s earliest days, colonists established a fortified settlement in Ninety Six, and it was a political and legal center for the entire northwest corner of the state. The name Ninety Six was in use as early as 1730 and probably referred to the mileage from the fort to the Cherokee nation’s capital of Koewee

Ninety Six Historic Battlefield

This image is copyrighted. You may not use it without written consent.

Ninety Six, located in Greenwood County, is famous for its Revolutionary War history. The first land battle of the war was fought here during November of 1775. American forces quickly constructed a fort of wood and straw and dug in for a long fight. The British army was unable to oust the Patriot fighters from their post, and the battle eventually ended in a truce.

The British eventually fortified Ninety Six, and built a wall around the village in the shape of a star. This fort became known as the ‘Star Fort’ and was later overrun by American forces. Its ruins still stand today and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Many thanks to Larry Gleason of Aiken for submitting these pictures in November 2010.

See a picture from a Ninety Six National Historic Site war reenactment

Ninety Six National Historic Site – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Ninety Six National Historic Site, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

If You Don't Have a Facebook Account, Please Comment Below

2 Comments about Ninety Six National Historic Site

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
October 30th, 2013 at 8:36 am

Thank you! We are always so happy to receive feedback from our visitors!

Caroline CurranNo Gravatar says:
October 29th, 2013 at 9:01 am

I lived in the SC lowcountry almost 60 years, and I never heard of the Star Fort, even though I had family in both Ninety-Six and Greenwood. This history is fascinating. I am so grateful to the SC Picture Project for all I’m able to learn so easily. Wonderful!


April Calendar
April Newsletter
Add New Info
Add New Pictures
Our 5 Goals


© 2015, LLC All rights reserved.