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 Colonel.
Here on this day of October A.D. 1780 the British forces commanded by Cor 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. --Captains-- John Mattocks. David Beatie. William Edmonson. --First Lieutenants-- Reece Bowen. Thomas McCullough. William Blackburn. Robert Edmonson --Second Lieutenants-- John Beatie. Andrew Edmonson. Humberson Lyon. James Corry. James Laird. Nathaniel Guist.Nathaniel Dryden. James Phillips --Privates-- 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 York County. Marker can be reached from Kings Mountain 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 10 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); Be Your Own Officer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shoot Tree to Tree (approx. 0.2 miles 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 (Submitted on October 5, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,753 times since then and 126 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week October 6, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 5. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.