Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s with the name Old 96 District?

What’s with the name Old 96 District? Old 96 District, what kind of name is that? Well, let us tell you the story. Named after a judicial district dating back to the Colonial era when law and order came to the South Carolina backcountry, this region was 96 miles down the Cherokee Path from Keowee, […]

The Mask of Lincoln

The Museum in Greenwood, SC presents “The Mask of Lincoln” The Museum and Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, SC is excited about its newest exhibit which opens on Friday, January 29 from 5:30-7:00 PM. “The Mask of Lincoln” contains portraits from President Abraham Lincoln’s rise to national prominence and his presidential years. The public is […]

A Town Built Over a Gold Mine

Visit the town built over a gold mine! McCormick, SC is named for Cyrus McCormick who bought the property to build the town but never set foot in it! McCormick County is built over gold mines developed by Billy Dorn. Although the mines have been closed for years, the Dorn name is still widely used in many […]

Palmetto Shooting Complex

The Palmetto Shooting Complex is now open to the public in Edgefield, SC! The complex is a premier shooting destination in the Southeast. Located at the National Wild Turkey Federation headquarters in Edgefield, SC, the facility houses two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields and the 9,300-square-foot stone Pavilion perfect for family outings, […]

Lake Greenwood State Park

Lake Greenwood State Park in Ninety Six, SC, is known locally for excellent South Carolina bass fishing, boating, and offers shoreline campsites and nature trails. The camping area provides easy access to the shoreline of Lake Greenwood. 125 paved sites may be used by both RVs and tents. Each site has water and electrical hook-ups and a […]

Discovery Time off I-20 at Exit 18

Take Exit 18 off Interstate 20 off the beaten path and discover Edgefield County, an area covered in history. Over 4,500 years ago, Native Americans along the Savannah River discovered how to create pottery, using Spanish moss, palmetto fibers and the rich clay deposits around the grounds of the Edgefield. Many pieces of Old Edgefield […]

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