Welcome to the Old 96 District
Nestled in the Upper Western section of South Carolina, the Old 96 District is home to amazing outdoor adventures, a haven for history buffs and the location of the most remarkable attractions and places of interest. Come see our miles and miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. Or paddleboard across one of our pristine freshwater lakes. Step back in time to relive a time in history that changed our culture and country.
Counties Of The Old 96 District
South Carolina’s Old 96 District, located in the western section of South Carolina, provides outdoor adventures, history and heritage, arts and culture and family fun for travelers! Comprised of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick Counties with 3 of 5 counties bordering Georgia, this region offers you an opportunity to experience rural beauty and Old South mystique.
Founded in 1785 as the Abbeville District, the county today is comprised of six towns and communities, the largest of which is the historic town of Abbeville.
For more information on Abbeville County, call the Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce at (864)366-4600 or visit abbevillechambersc.com
Founded in 1785, Edgefield County has played a large role in South Carolina’s history. The county is best known for having produced ten governors and five lieutenant governors. Residents have also assisted in the establishment of Clemson University and Winthrop University.
For more information on Edgefield County, call the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce at (803)275-0010 or visit www.edgefieldcountychamber.net.
Located in the center of the Old 96 District, Greenwood County has an abundance of history, culture and outdoor recreational opportunities. For more information on Greenwood County, call the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau at (864)953-2465 or visit www.visitgreenwoodsc.com.
Laurens County began as a major intersection of travel in colonial America. The same five crossroads promoted a centralization of agriculture and textile mills in later years. For more information on Laurens County, call the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce at (864)833-2716 or visit www.laurenscountysc.org.
At the doorway to the fabulous J. Strom Thurmond Lake, McCormick County offers a beautiful blend of the old and new. For more information on McCormick County, call the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce at (864)852-2835 or visit www.mccormickscchamber.org.