— A Colonial Center in a Time of Change —The convergence of roads at Ninety Six ensured its success as a hub of commerce, center for law and order, and haven for settlers in colonial times. In 1775 the village had a dozen dwellings, a jail, and, most importantly, a courthouse, making it a seat of power in the area. Residents included blacksmiths, coopers, carpenters, field hands, and slaves. While the 1775 population is not known, a record shows 79 males living here by 1776. American colonists, recent immigrants from Europe, and slaves were among the residents. Cherokee traded here. The land was cleared for crops and animals grazed freely. Water from nearby Spring Branch was plentiful. It was remote and often dangerous in the surrounding wilderness, but inhabitants of Ninety Six achieved a fragile peace in the backcountry. That was changed with the Revolutionary War.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 405977 N 3778725|
|Decimal Degrees||34.14520000, -82.01985000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 8.712', W 82° 1.191'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 8' 42.72" N, 82° 1' 11.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 152 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US|
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