• Aerial View of the Star Fort by William A. Bake

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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    Effective 9.29.13: Visitor Center is CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesdays - Sundays, the Visitor Center will be OPEN 9 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays. Park grounds open dawn to dusk. Gates lock at 5 PM.

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    The park (including parking lot and restrooms) is closed on the following upcoming holidays: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.


Pension Application of Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain's (SC) pension application, page 5 of 11.  Cain fought in the 1781 Siege of Ninety Six.

Footnote at Homestead National Monument of America, Footnote.com

The Park has a few genealogy books & an incomplete listing of soldiers that fought & served during the 1775 & 1781 engagements. We only have records up the time of the Revolution. We do not have documents from the 1800s on or information about families that lived in the area or land records.

Check out the following links for research:

The National Archives

Daughters of the American Revolution

South Carolina State Archives

North Carolina State Archives

Library of Virginia

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution-- Pension Records

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution--Online Library

Footnote at Homestead National Monument of America

Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (Canada)

Mapping Colonial Abbeville District

Greenwood County Library

Did You Know?

Light Horse Harry Lee

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee got his nickname because of his daring rides against the British. Lee’s Legion wore green uniforms like those of the British Cavalryman Banastre Tarleton. It allowed them to operate in enemy territory & blend with the landscape.