Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
In a few weeks, some would be paroled. Many would escape and return to the King's ranks. A few, judged notorious plunderers, would be hanged. And none would see themselves or the King's cause as they had before Kings Mountain.
Nor would their leaders in London.
Other Tories, like the 23-year-old Dr. Johnson, chose to return home and resume their lives among their neighbors under a new government.
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 35° 8.48′ N, 81° 22.669′ 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. American Victors (within shouting distance of this marker); Carolina Backwoodsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty! (within shouting distance of this marker); God Save the King! (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Parks, One Mountain (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kings Mountain Battlefield Trail (about 500 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Major Winston's (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 Tory soldiers surrendering at Kings Mountain. In the lower right is a portrait of Abraham DePeyster.
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 956 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.