“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near York in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

King's Mountain Battleground

King's Mountain Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
1. King's Mountain Battleground Marker
Inscription. Twelve miles northwest the battle of King's Mountain was fought October 7, 1780. The 900 Whigs were under Colonels Campbell, Shelby, Sevier, Hill, Lacey, Williams, Cleveland; Lieutenant Colonels Hawthorn, Hambright; Majors McDowell, Chronicle, Winston, Chandler. The 1100 Tories were under Col. Patrick Ferguson, Capt. DePeyster, Lieut. Allaire. This brilliant victory was the turning point of the American Revolution.
Erected 1937 by King’s Mountain Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 46-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 35° 2.334′ N, 81° 15.432′ W. Marker is near York, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 161 and U.S. 321, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 161. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: York SC 29745, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); King's Mountain Military Academy Site / Micah Jenkins (approx. 2.6 miles away); David E. Finley Birthplace
King's Mountain Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
2. King's Mountain Battleground Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Town of Yorkville / Town of York (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic York (approx. 3.2 miles away); York County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bratton House Site / Jefferson Davis's Flight (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in York.
Also see . . .  South Carolina department of Archives and History. 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. The Patriot victory at Kings Mountain temporarily halted the advance of a British army northward into North Carolina, and was the first in a string of British defeats that culminated in the October 1781 surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. The battlefield, composed of the 1,200-foot Battleground Ridge and its surrounding slopes, possesses integrity of location, setting, feeling, and association. The topography of the battlefield, which was key to the battle’s outcome, remains relatively unchanged. Monuments at the park include the 1880 Centennial Monument and McKim, Mead & White’s 1909 United States Monument. The park also includes many other historic markers, two extant house sites, two cemeteries, park administration buildings, and several historic roads. The history of commemoration at Kings Mountain represents the developing American national commemorative movement that emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Five commemorative events, held in 1815, 1855, 1880, 1909 and 1930, marked the anniversaries of the battle or honored its participants. In 1909, the War Department recognized the site’s national significance and in 1931 Congress included Kings Mountain in the system of national military parks. In 1933, the National Park Service gained administrative authority over the battleground. Listed in the National Register October 15, 1966.
Kings Mountain National Military Park *** (added 1966 - District - #66000079) (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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