The Ninety-Six District and its Role in the Revolutionary War Lecture at the Laurens County Museum on May 14

May 6, 2024

Laurens County Museum, in preparation for the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War, continues lectures to enlighten everyone about the important role the Ninety-Six District played in the success of the Patriots.  Battlefield preservationist Durant Ashmore will speak on “The Ninety Six-District and its Role in the Revolutionary War” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in the Magnolia Room at the Laurens County Museum, 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC.  Admission is free for Laurens County Museum members and those 18 years old and under. Others may support the museum with a suggested $5 donation. The public is invited.

Laurens County was in the larger judicial district know as the Ninety-Six District in the British Colony of South Carolina beginning in 1769.   Among the main areas of conflict in the Revolutionary War – Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston and Yorktown (and a few others), the Ninety-Six District of South Carolina deserves equal billing for the important battles and events that took place here.

With over 100 civil war battles (yes, it was a civil war in the South Carolina backcountry) as well as some of the most momentous pitched battles of the Southern Campaign, the Ninety Six District became a turning point in the American Revolution.

Ashmore will continue the Revolutionary War Lecture Series next at the Museum on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 pm.  The title of his program then will be “The Day it Rained Militia”.

The Laurens County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The exhibit hall is free to tour.  Museum memberships are available and are an important source of support for the museum.  For more information about programs and events, call (864) 681-3678, or go to and Facebook.