Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial
Col. Patrick Ferguson
Highland light Infantry.
Born in Aberdeenshire.
Scotland in 1744.
Killed October 7, 1780
in action at
while in command of
the British Troops.
A soldier of military
distinction and Honor.
is from the citizens of
The United States of America
in token of their appreciation
of the bonds of friendship and
peace between them and the
citizens of the British empire
Erected October 7, 1930
Location. 35° 8.562′ N, 81° 22.748′ 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. Touch for map. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Ferguson Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Ferguson Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Frederick Hambright Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Winston's (about 400 feet away); Major William Chronicle (about 400 feet away); King's Mountain (about 400 feet away); Local Boys & Spies (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Major Patrick Ferguson. 71st Foot, Inspector of Militia, 1744-80, The Scottish Enlightenment's Swashbuckling Hero. (Submitted on September 4, 2009.)
2. Major Patrick Ferguson 1744-80, (The 70th Foot, 1768-80). (Submitted on September 4, 2009.)
1. Pictures of the Dedication
I have submitted one of seven pictures my father took at the dedication of the Ferguson Memorial on October 7, 1930 by Herbert Hoover. Also have a picture of crowd sitting on hillside listening to Hoover, and pictures of other monument there.
He used on old Kodak brownie camera. I gave copies to Park rangers.
— Submitted September
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,688 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 5. submitted on August 27, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.