History & Culture
A Brief History of Ninety Six
Ninety Six National Historic Site is an area of unique historical and archeological significance. The unusual name was given by
By the mid-1700's, European colonists found it a favorable place to settle. During Ninety Six's early days, troubles with local Indians increased.In 1760, Cherokees twice attacked Fort Ninety Six, built for the settlers' protection. Located at the crossroads of twelve roads and paths, Ninety Six village reached its peak in the 1770's.This important backcountry town boasted a growing population, 12 houses, taverns and shops.At the newly constructed courthouse and jail, court cases were heard twice each year in April and November.
Ninety Six proved to be a strategic location in the Revolutionary War.The first land battle south of New