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Kings Mountain in Cleveland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Kings Mountain

 
 
Battle of Kings Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
1. Battle of Kings Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Overmountain Men from Tenn., Va., & N.C. led patriots to victory over British, Oct. 7, 1780. Site 7 miles south.
 
Erected 2009 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number O-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 35° 14.446′ N, 81° 20.666′ W. Marker is in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in Cleveland County. Marker is at the intersection of E King Street (U.S. 74) and S Battleground Avenue, on the left when traveling west on E King Street. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kings Mountain NC 28086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kings Mountain Battleground (here, next to this marker); William Andrew Mauney House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patriots Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Academy
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
2. Marker in Kings Mountain, NC
On October 7, 1780 American militia and over-mountain men defeated Loyalists and British troops under Maj. Patrick Ferguson. All of Ferguson's men were either killed or captured in the battle which lasted about an hour.
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); King's Pinnacle (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dickey / Sherer Home (approx. 6.4 miles away in South Carolina); Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park (approx. 6.7 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kings Mountain.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of King’s Mountain. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of King’s Mountain. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker on E King Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Marker on E King Street
The American victory at King's Mountain is often considered the turning point of the American Revolution in the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,041 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 21, 2022