1908 – Ninety Six, SC

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Posted June 2013. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 6/7/13   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   23 Comments

7507 Highway 702, Ninety Six, SC 29666

  • $150,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2000 Sq Ft
  • 51.5 Ac.
This is a jewel of a home for someone who likes to fix up homes or for a hunter. This home was built in 1908 and has great hard wood floors and a few of the rooms has cedar walls and the rest are wood. The owners use to raise cattle and some of the land has chain link fence on it. It has some old barns which are still in good condition. The property is listed in two sections, one approximately 51.3 acres and the second is .5 acres. the acrage from GIS. The buyer must verify. This is also great hunting land, plenty of deer and turkey. The land has some open areas and a lot of hardwood and pines. Just want to add this back in 1908 they didn't have closets in homes. This is a must see.
Contact Information
Louie Murray, Coldwell Banker,
(864) 980-3352


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23 Comments on 1908 – Ninety Six, SC

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    Fairly basic housing and priced accordingly. I’m fairly certain the price only includes the half acre lot. A creative individual might be able to do something with the place and the house does have an interesting asymmetry probably a stylistic nod to a late Queen Anne affection but still its very basic folk style housing. The wrap around porch presents other opportunities and possibilities and provides welcome shade on hot summer days. The old outbuildings add to the rural farmhouse flavor. Buy the 51 acres and have a real farm to call home.

  2. says: 562 comments

    Nice looking property and I can’t help but fall for any front porch that’s as expansive as this one.

    And, OK, of all the odd & obscure town names I’ve heard over the years, “Ninety Six” is one of the very strangest. But I suppose I’d rather live in a town called Ninety Six than a town called Sixty Nine.
    🙂

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  3. Jim says: 4870 comments

    NINETY SIX — Pearl Reames, 91, resident of 7507 Hwy 702, died
    July 16, 2003 at the home of her niece. Born in Greenwood County, Dyson
    Community, March 27, 1912, she was a daughter of the late John Belton and
    Mary Ann Reames. She was a 1932 graduate of Ninety Six High School and
    retired as a Private Duty Nurse and sitter. Ms. Reames was a member and
    former Sunday School Teacher of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church. She
    is survived by a niece, Lois H. Medlock of Kirksey, four great nephews, one
    great niece, three great great nephews and one great great niece. Funeral
    services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home
    Chapel with Rev. Ben Edwards and Rev. George Hopkins officiating. Burial
    will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Melvin Foshee, Steve
    Brown, Roy Horne, Elliott Werts, Eddie Carter, Leonard Smith, Steven
    Carter, and Walter Leopard. Honorary escort will be the men of Ninety Six
    Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family is at her home and will receive
    friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Thursday evening. Memorials may
    be made to Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, 206 State St., Ninety
    Six, SC 29666.

  4. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 13 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    A true time capsule retaining an unusually high degree of integrity… I just hope the house
    finds a respectful new owner. For once I agree with the realtor’s description; this house
    really is a jewel.

  5. says: 562 comments

    I figured there must be a great story about the name of this town, but wiki says nobody really knows for sure where it came from.

    “There is much confusion about the mysterious name, “Ninety-Six,” and the true origin may never be known. Speculation has led to a romantic Indian myth; to the mistaken belief that it was 96 miles to the nearest Cherokee settlement of Keowee; to a counting of creeks crossing the main road leading from Lexington, S.C, to Ninety-Six, S.C.; to an interpretation of a Welsh expression, “nanty- sechs,” meaning “dry gulch.” However, no one is able to confirm that Robert Goudey was Welsh, English, Scottish, or German. An examination of early maps indicates markings such as “30” and “60” and “90” at different points, possibly indicating “chains.” Since Ninety-Six was located in Clarendon Parish, could it be possible that Parish linear measurements used in England were used on colonial maps to measure distances in “chains?” In England, according to a British and Welsh booklet designating linear measurements, Parish maps used a rule of “4 chains to the inch.” In using that parish rule on an early map of colonial South Carolina, 90 “chains” on a map would probably cover approximately 24 inches, the map distance from “Saxe Gotha” (modern Lexington,S.C.) to Ninety-Six. Using the same measurements for the distance from Ninety-Six to the Savannah River, the measurement would be approximately 2.5 inches or 6 “chains,” hence 96. Even so, the origin of the name, “Ninety-Six,” likely remains a mystery.”

  6. RitaB says: 121 comments

    The Old 96 District was a political division and part of South Carolina from the late 1700’s. When I am working on genealogy in that area, it is just referred to as old 96. I have to assume that the name of the town has something to do with it being in that old 96th district.

    • says: 562 comments

      I don’t think that’s likely it, as the name has been used since around 1730, well before there was a congressional district, or even a congress. Plus, apparently the local historians around there haven’t found any evidence to that effect. At this point, it seems like the name’s true origin will probably remain a mystery forever.

  7. thomas says: 2 comments

    house price includes the 50+ acres! about 40 are wooded; 35+ year old growth with the trees around the house 100+ years
    mature pecans, 9 outbuildings total

  8. RitaB says: 121 comments

    It wasn’t a congressional district or anything to do with congress. It was established as a judicial political district in colonial times. Roughly that whole northwest corner of South Carolina was in the 96th. At one point the South Carolina General Assembly renamed that district Cambridge but the name 96 persisted. The town itself was at the 96th milepost from the capital of what was once the Cherokee nation.

    • says: 562 comments

      Yeah, the idea of the town being located 96 miles to the Cherokee capitol is mentioned in a lot of places on the internet, but historians from that area don’t seem to give that theory much credence. From the wiki text posted above:

      “Speculation has led to a romantic Indian myth; to the mistaken belief that it was 96 miles to the nearest Cherokee settlement of Keowee…”

      Your idea about the town being located in the judicial district called “Old 96” would seem to be the most sensible/logical theory, but again, hitorians from that area (at least the ones I’ve run across) don’t generally appear to accept that attribution either. And if people who actually live there and have studied local history still can’t explain the origin, I sure as heck don’t know! It was interesting to read about that area’s early history in any case.

      • says: 562 comments

        Oh, I forgot to ask…do you know when the “96th distric” was established? That might narrow it down some. Apparently the name “96” has been used there since about 1730. Would the district of the same name have existed at that time?

        • says: 562 comments

          Never mind, I couldn’t sleep so I just did some more digging…well, technically googling. The town had the name Ninety Six since the early 1700s, but the district wasn’t formed until 1769, so it seems the district must have been named after the town and not the other way around. Also, I was wrong to call it the 96th District. I guess I was kind of assuming the name was a numerical listing, but nope, back then they actually spelled it out as “Ninety Six District.”

          I learn more obscure facts from googling OHD-related stuff!

  9. John Shiflet says: 5402 comments

    That makes this bargain into an incredible value. In the right hands, the new owners could transform this property into a little slice of paradise. I’m still a bit puzzled over the “this property is listed in two sections” stated in the listing but if the $150k includes both, what a deal!

  10. RitaB says: 121 comments

    When I do research for my genealogy, wikipedia is not my first choice for historical accuracy.
    The town of Ninety Six has it’s own website. townofninetysix.com The historical societies for the different sections of every state also offer a wealth of information.

  11. Jim says: 4870 comments

    The right link: http://www.townofninetysixsc.com
    The “official” name origin story is muddled and undocumented:
    Ninety Six has a colorful history dating back to colonial times when a settlement began at the 96th milepost on a trail used by traders with the Indians. A little store, supplying traders with such items as rum, sugar, and gunpowder, is on record as early as 1730. Most likely, Ninety Six received its name when a surveyor estimated, by riding his horse, that it was ninety six miles to Keowee, the capital of the Cherokee nation.

    • Nurrah says: 3 comments

      I had family in Ninety-Six, spent a lot of time there as a child in the summers. I’m glad you posted your comment, I was skimming through to see if anyone had the answer. I’d always been told it was for the 96 mile marker.

      (Sorry to necro the post, I was hoping to find my grandfather’s old house on the site and ran across this beauty)

  12. RitaB says: 121 comments

    Thanks, Jim. I’m not so hot with links (and sometimes memory).

  13. Louie E. Murray says: 3 comments

    No it includes the 51.5 acres.

  14. Louie E. Murray says: 3 comments

    Thanks Thomas.

  15. Louie E. Murray says: 3 comments

    John,
    There are two section. One section is 51 acres and the other section is 1/2 acre.

  16. thomas says: 2 comments

    small coner in back of 50 acres is set up as easement lot for road access this is the second section

  17. akd1953 says: 1 comments

    I have a late comment about 96. A friend of my mother’s was from 96, she could recite the damage the Union troops did to her family house. They were going to burn it but the officer in charge saw that the owner of the house was a Freemason so the house wasn’t burned.

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