Near Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp New Providence
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number L 110.)
Location. 35° 2.193′ N, 80° 46.066′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Providence Road (State Highway 16) south of Belicourt Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Six Mile Creek near the Mecklenburg/Union County line. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28277, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Revolution in the Backcountry/ Sumter's Camp at Clems Branch (approx. 5.9 miles away in South Carolina); James K. Polk (approx. 7.1 miles away); Springfield Plantation (approx. 9.1 miles away in South Carolina); South Carolina (approx. 9.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away in South Carolina); Unity Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.9 Fort Mill Confederate Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away in South Carolina); Women of the Confederacy Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away in South Carolina).
Regarding Camp New Providence. Site where the Continental forces and NC militia regrouped after the disastrous Battle of Camden of August, 1780. Winter Encampment with anywhere from 1,300 to 2,600 men over the period. Officers of note in the Southern Campaign who were stationed there included Horatio Gates, William Smallwood, Daniel Morgan, Otho Williams, John Eager Howard, William Washington and Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Senior officers of the Southern Department of the Continental Army met here on November 25, 1789 and developed a strategy to address Cornwallis' planned invasion of North Carolina. These plans led to the decisive American victory at the Battle of Cowpens in January, 1781.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Tim Berly of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2011, by Dale Buchanan of Charlotte, North Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Tim Berly of Charlotte, North Carolina. 2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Tim Berly of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.