Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The rebel colonels decide to leave here the next morning, for they know that Cornwallis is not that far away. Messengers ride out to carry word of victory to George Washington. Three weeks later, the good news finally reaches Philadelphia.
By then, all these patriot regiments, like evening mists, have completely disappeared into the endless Southern forests. Yet, for these men-and for the patriot cause-after Kings Mountain, nothing would ever be the same.
Many other Whig leaders, such as Shelby, Cleveland, and Winston, enjoyed long success in frontier politics.
Erected by Kings
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 35° 8.478′ N, 81° 22.698′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Kings Mountain Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Americans Vanquished (within shouting distance of this marker); Carolina Backwoodsmen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty! (about 300 feet away); God Save the King! (about 300 feet away); Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial (about 600 feet away); Major Winston's (about 600 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Kings Mountain Battlefield Trail (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a depiction of American soldiers moving through the woods after the victory. In the lower right is a portrait of John Sevier.
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain National Military Park, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 3, 2019.)
2. Kings Mountain National Military Park, Historic Resource Study, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 3, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2019. 5. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.