Ninety Six Historical Society 

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Proctor Cemetery Project

Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on October 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (482)

Thanks to the mulitple volunteers and organizations that made our project possible!  Mr. Aden Rowley had a vision, and that vision was completed. When I first contacted Mr. Rowley in August about restoring the cemetery, I had no idea that this would become such a heartwarming project. Mr. Rowleys dedication to his wife and his cause, were unmatched. A special Thank you to Mr. Riv Temple, Youth Group Leader of Temple Baptist Church. Without his efforts and contacts I don't think we could have completed this task with the swiftness of the day. With so many to thank for such tremendous efforts put forth, please be sure to see the Index-Journals complete list of names and companies. Five new headstones have been discovered and a diagram of the cemetery has been completed. Family names included are Burnett, Bullock, Holloway, Parkman, King, Smith, Polatty and Martin. For additonal information on the families, please email your requests.


Speaker from Revolutionary Site

Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on July 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM Comments comments (0)

The August 8th meeting of the Historic Society shall host a speaker from the Ninety Six Historic Site. Star Fort Ranger Ethan Gray will be presenting a power point show along with a showing of artifacts from the site. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 6:45 pm at the Ninety Six Visitors Center. Please feel free to attend and enjoy.

Hike from Augusta

Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on May 28, 2011 at 11:33 PM Comments comments (0)

On June 6th Revoluntionary Re-Enactor Gary Pender will begin a  hike/march from Augusta, Georgia to Star Fort, Ninety Six, South Carolina. He has extensivley researched the original route taken by Andrew Pickens and Henry (Light horse) Lee and their troops. The troops marched to Star Fort to assist Nathaniel Greene and his American troops, against the British troops held up at the fort.

 For those of you who are interested in joining march, please contact him.  Keep in mind this march/hike will be over several days, outside and in the elements.

If you are unable to participate in the march but would like to support those marching, you may greet them at the Ninety Six Historical Site, Hwy 246, Ninety Six, South Carolina upon their arrrival. Please contact Mr. Pender for additional details. 

April 11 Events

Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on March 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (0)

This months meeting will have two presentations. The Museum of Greenwoods' Railroad Museum will be presenting a program about several of their train cars. A video of the Greenwood Railroad will also be shown, time allowing. Secondly, a Star Fort Reenactor will be presenting information on a hike/walk he is planning in June. The hike/walk will be from Augusta, Ga to Star Fort following the original route taken by Andrew Pickens and Henry Lee, who marched their troops to assist Nathaniel Greene at the battle at Star Fort during the Revoluntionary War. He is currently in the planning stages, so bring ideas and maps. Light refreshments served. All monthly meetings are open to the public and free. Please come join us for what should be a enjoyable night!

Headstone Hunters

Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on March 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you like going into the woods searching for headstones? Do you like to walk through the cemetary and look at all the dates listed? Well if this sounds like you, you would be perfect to join our group. A small group of members meet and go to cemetaries in Ninety Six to log the names and dates. If you are interested, contact us and we'll include you on our next trip. We will start mid-morning, break for lunch and finish mid afternoon, depending on the weather. Bring pencil, paper, sunscreen and water. See ya there!


Posted by Ninety Six Historical Society on February 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM Comments comments (0)

The following students are winners of the Ninety Six Historical Society Logo contest that was held at the Ninety Six Elementary School for grades 3, 4 and 5.


3rd Grade Winners are : 1st Place- Lyndsay Peppers,    2nd Place- Kerry Knepley,  3rd Place- Krishon Mathis


4th Grade Winners are : 1st Place- Kai Fyock,    2nd Place-I Guadalupe Maceda,    3rd Place- Bri Freeman


5th Grade Winners are: 1st Place- Cooper Kelly,    2nd Place-Gaalon Lukie,    3rd Place- Jonathan Traynham


The final overall winner was Cooper Kelly, who sketched the Logan House located at the Ninety Six National Historic Site. Mr. Kellys drawing will be used as the logo for the society. Congratulations Mr. Kelly on a job well done!


The Historical Society would like to thank all the students who participated in the poster contest. There were wonderful and very talented drawings of our town and our area. The posters were judged on concepts and ideas. We are very proud of all the work submitted and all posters will be on display at the 96 Visitors Center. All prizes were awarded at the Ninety Six School District meeting on February 8th by the Historical Society President, Vice President, the Mayor of Ninety Six and the Director of Tourism for Ninety Six.


Once again, Congratulations to all the winners.