Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
the patriotic American
who participated in the
this Monument is erected
by their grateful
Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonies.
Here on the 7th day of October A.D. 1780 the British forces commanded by Patrick Ferguson were met and totally defeated by Campbell Shelby, Williams, Cleveland, Sevier, and their heroic followers from Virginia the Carolinas and Tennessee.
Fell on this battle ground in defence of Civil Liberty: Col James Williams. Maj William Chronicle.
John Mattocks. David Beatie. William Edmonson.
Reece Bowen. Thomas McCullough. William Blackburn. Robert Edmonson
John Beatie. Andrew Edmonson. Humberson Lyon. James Corry. James Laird. Nathaniel Guist. Nathaniel Dryden. James Phillips
William Rabb. John Boyd. David Duff. Henry Henigar. William Watson. Arthur Patterson. Preston Goford.
Erected 1880 by The Kings Mountain Centennial Association.
Location. 35° 8.444′ N, 81° 23.009′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in Touch for map. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Asbury Coward (within shouting distance of this marker); Americans in Redcoats (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drive the Enemy (about 400 feet away); Loyal Carolina Men (about 500 feet away); Charging Cold Steel - Three Times (about 500 feet away); Presidential Recognition (about 600 feet away); Caught in a Crossfire (about 700 feet away); President Hoover (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Information on the Monument Itself. “The day for the battle’s centennial ushered in a week of celebrations from October 4-9, 2012, with the bulk of the activities focused on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The events were popular enough for Major W. J. Houston of the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railroad to offer reduced rates of 1¼ cents per mile for out-of-town travelers. Tuesday, known as ‘Reunion (Submitted on October 5, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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