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Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Two Parks, One Mountain

 
 
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
1. Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
Inscription.
Kings Mountain National Military Park
The sacrifices and significance of what happened on this mountaintop echo loudly through two centuries of American history. Five times-in 1815, 1855, 1880, 1909, and 1930-great crowds of Americans from far and wide have gathered here to honor the fighters who turned the tide of the Revolution in the South.

The actual field where blood was spilled has long been preserved by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Park Service. Here, any activities solely for recreation are monitored and strictly limited out of respect for the men who still like buried here.

Kings Mountain State Park
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound for camping, swimming, boat rentals, hiking trails, horse trails, and picnicking not for away under the stewardship of a South Carolina state park. Since the days of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, South Carolina has safeguarded and undeveloped green space serving as a buffer for the historic core battlefield.

You can walk the 1.5 mile Battlefield Trail, or explore other trails on foot or on horseback. Primitive backcountry camping is the only kind of camping allowed inside the National Military Park.

Enjoy your picnic at the facilities provided by the South Carolina State Park
Kings Mountain National Military Park<br>Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
2. Kings Mountain National Military Park
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
Service (see map below). Please note: no picnicking is permitted here on the National Military Park.
 
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 35° 8.48′ N, 81° 22.569′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located on the north side of the park's parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. God Save the King! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty! (about 300 feet away); Carolina Backwoodsmen (about 400 feet away); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (about 500 feet away); Americans Vanquished (about 500 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Americans Victors (about 600 feet away); Major Winston's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Frederick Hambright (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
More about this marker.
Kings Mountain State Park<br>Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
3. Kings Mountain State Park
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
The lower portion of the marker is a map showing the two parks, indicating the location of trails and other key locations.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service). Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Kings Mountain National Military Park. Kings Mountain National Military Park is a National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Kings Mountain National Military Park. The Battle at Kings Mountain, fought between British loyalist forces and American patriots on October 7, 1780, ended a string of British successes in the Carolinas and Georgia. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Daughters of the American Revolution. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership organization of women dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. National Park Service. Official website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
4. Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
 

6. Kings Mountain State Park. A big, hilly, woodsy park with lots to do, Kings Mountain State Park has been a regional favorite for generations. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Kings Mountain State Park. Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men age 18-24, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States from 1933 to 1942. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

9. Kings Mountain State Park Historic District. The Kings Mountain State Park Historic District is significant for its association with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and other New Deal conservation programs in South Carolina and the material legacy they left behind. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
5. Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
Kings Mountain National Military Park Museum and Gift Shop Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
6. Kings Mountain National Military Park Museum and Gift Shop
Two Parks, One Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
7. Two Parks, One Mountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the Kings Mountain State Park headquarters building, formerly the Dickey - Sherer House. • Can you help?
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