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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blacksburg, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Cherokee County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cherokee County, SC (71) Spartanburg County, SC (127) Union County, SC (41) York County, SC (144) Cleveland County, NC (29) Rutherford County, NC (34)  CherokeeCounty(71) Cherokee County (71)  SpartanburgCounty(127) Spartanburg County (127)  UnionCounty(41) Union County (41)  YorkCounty(144) York County (144)  ClevelandCountyNorth Carolina(29) Cleveland County (29)  RutherfordCounty(34) Rutherford County (34)
Gaffney is the county seat for Cherokee County
Blacksburg is in Cherokee County
      Cherokee County (71)  
      Spartanburg County (127)  
      Union County (41)  
      York County (144)  
      Cleveland County, North Carolina (29)  
      Rutherford County, North Carolina (34)  
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1South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — "Huzzah for Liberty!"Kings Mountain National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“Huzzah for Liberty!”-The hour is 3 o’clock, October 7th, 1780. Atop the ridge are 1100 British-Americans under Major Patrick Ferguson. Surrounding the mountain are about as many American Patriots gathered from far and near. Within the . . . Map (db m62103) HM
2South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — 19th Century Club World War Veterans Monument
In Memory of World War VeteransMap (db m44275) HM
3South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — Blacksburg VFW Post 4941 Veterans Monument
In Honor of All VeteransMap (db m44274) HM
4South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — 11-5 — Frederick Hambright
[Front]: Col. Frederick Hambright (1727-1817), a prominent militia officer of the American Revolution, lived his last 25 years in a house which stood 200 yds. NE. Hambright, born in Germany, emigrated to America as a boy, and settled in . . . Map (db m28236) HM
5South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — In Honor of the Three Known African American Patriots
In honor of the three known African American patriots and others who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain Esaias Bowman John Brody Andrew Ferguson Marker placed by The Col. Frederick Hambright Chapter, NSDAR . . . Map (db m137886) WM
6South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — James Williams at Kings Mountain / The Battle of Kings Mountain
James Williams at Kings Mountain James Williams was born in Virginia in 1740. He married Mary Wallace in 1762, and the couple had eight children. The Williams family moved south to Caswell County, N.C., then to present day Laurens County, . . . Map (db m206695) HM
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7South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — October 6, 1780
← October 6, 1780 British Route of MarchMap (db m34732) HM
8South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — Route of March
→ Each of the opposing forces used this old road to reach its battle positions October 6 and 7, 1780Map (db m34728) HM
9South Carolina (Cherokee County), Blacksburg — William AndersonCenotaph — to a Pioneer Settler —
In Memory of William Anderson Who was born in County Antrim, Ireland Oct. 1, 1821
Emigrated to America, 1841 Died far from home, among kind-hearted strangers May 1, 1847 . . . Map (db m44272) HM
10South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Looming Mystery
This large loom is 150-200 years old and presents a mystery: why was such valuable equipment abandoned in pieces at a stagecoach station? We know that while some weavers kept shops, others traveled from farmstead to farmstead, setting up . . . Map (db m50856) HM
11South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees
Wood was the most readily accessible material to an 1800s South Carolina farmer. Many items now made from metal were originally made of wood - even locks and keys - because metal was expensive and wood was free. Due to its wide availability and . . . Map (db m50889) HM
12South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — American Victors
Imagine hundreds of men, dressed more or less alike, heart still pounding from the fever of battle, milling around this hillside as the sun sets. Whigs and Tories both sleep on wet, cold ground, amid the groans of wounded and dying men. The rebel . . . Map (db m17657) HM
13South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans in Redcoats
These things are ominous - these are the damned yelling boys! Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to . . . Map (db m125172) HM
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14South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans Vanquished
In these woods, dazed Tories hurriedly buried their fallen comrades, using only logs and rocks. Dr.Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey provincials spent the night with the several hundred men with wounds, tending friend and foe alike. At dawn, a long . . . Map (db m17660) HM
15South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Artisan With Fire
While every farmer needed basic blacksmithing skills to make or mend small simple objects like horseshoes and nails, only the village smithy had the expertise to craft substantial articles such as kitchen and farm tools, blades and hinges. . . . Map (db m50863) HM
16South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Be Your Own Officer
When we encounter the enemy, don't wait for a word of command. Let each of you be your own officer, and do the very best you can....If in the woods, shelter yourselves and give them Indian play; advance from tree to tree...and killing and . . . Map (db m17526) HM
17South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — British Route of March
→ October 6, 1780 British Route of MarchMap (db m34729) HM
18South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Carolina Backwoodsmen
This distinguished race of men are more savage than the Indians,and possess every one of their vices, but not one of their virtues. I have known...these fellows(to) travel 200 miles through the woods never keeping any road or path, guided by the . . . Map (db m17671) HM
19South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Caught in a Crossfire
Hard pressed on every side, Ferguson's men fell back to their camp, which lay in the saddle of the ridge you see just ahead. As some Tories tried to surrender, bullets continued to pour into their ranks from all directions. Too late, they saw they . . . Map (db m125174) HM
20South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Charging Cold Steel - Three Times
Everyone knew Colonel Sevier's rugged frontiersmen for their long-rifle marksmanship-and their touchy eagerness for a brawl. But no experienced military man of that day expected men armed only with hunting weapons to be able to face and defeat real . . . Map (db m125170) HM
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21South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Asbury CowardSoldier - Patriot - Educator
To honor Col. Asbury Coward President, Kings Mountain Centennial Association, 1880. Acknowledged, inspirational force in perpetuating the glory and importance of the Battle of Kings Mountain Erected by Kings Mountain Chapter Daughters of the . . . Map (db m17563) HM
22South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Ferguson Fell
Here Col. Ferguson Fell Oct. 7, 1780Map (db m37322) HM
23South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Frederick Hambright
This Tablet Marks the spot where Col. Frederick Hambright was woundedMap (db m17516) HM
24South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial
To the memory of Col. Patrick Ferguson Seventy-First regiment. Highland light Infantry. Born in Aberdeenshire. Scotland in 1744. Killed October 7, 1780 in action at King's Mountain while in command of the British Troops. A soldier of . . . Map (db m17655) HM
25South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Dickey / Sherer Home
Built circa 1770 by John Dickey of Ireland, via Albemarle County, Virginia. Original site located on Quinn's Road, Tryon, North Carolina. Now called Wilson Chapel Road, Bullock Creek Township, York County, South Carolina. Home of Richard Sherer . . . Map (db m50846) HM
26South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Drive the Enemy
The ridge ahead was craggy and rough, and covered with flame and smoke. Campbell's Virginia regiment had drawn a tough and bloody assignment; to lead the first strike against the Tories. They were the first to close with the enemy, the first to hear . . . Map (db m17550) HM
27South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Fighting in a Forest Primeval
Kings Mountain...would have enabled us to oppose a superior force with advantage had it not been covered with wood which sheltered the Americans and enabled them to fight in their favorite manner. Alexander Chesney, South Carolina . . . Map (db m17481) HM
28South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — God Save the King!
A battalion of loyal Americans stood battle-ready on the spine of Kings Mountain above you. Lord Cornwallis' powerful army had ground its way north from Charleston with an unbroken string of British victories. Throughout the summer of 1780, His . . . Map (db m17460) HM
29South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Home Sweet Homeplace
The heart and headquarters of a working farm was the homeplace. Here, the family lived and children were schooled. Particularly when weather forced people inside, the homeplace bustled with activity. Following a traditional design that's . . . Map (db m50855) HM
30South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — King's Mountain
. . . Map (db m17457) HM
31South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battlefield TrailKings Mountain National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
If you follow the trail to your left, you will circle the base of Kings Mountain, as gathering patriot forces did on the afternoon of October 7, 1780. The path climbs to a rock-strewn ridge line which was defended by more than 1,000 American . . . Map (db m125169) HM
32South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battleground
Kings Mountain Battleground York County South CarolinaMap (db m17677) HM
33South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Liberty!
Gunshots and the shouts of hundreds of men battered the slope you see just ahead as one of the fiercest battles of the American Revolution broke out. Every man here that day knew that the Carolina backcountry had burned and bled since May when the . . . Map (db m138672) HM
34South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn
In Honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn Commander of Colonel William Hill's Regiment York County Troops In the Battle of Kings Mountain 7 October 1780 Colonel Hill having been disabled By wounds Received In a former . . . Map (db m17651) HM
35South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Local Boys & Spies
The patriots who formed battle lines at the foot of this hillside were local boys who knew Kings Mountain well. Some had used the large clearing atop the ridge as a deerhunters' camp. Local men from the South Fork settlements had helped the Whig . . . Map (db m17519) HM
36South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Loyal Carolina Men
So soon as Charleston fell, there was a proclamation for all to come forward...peace and pardon should be granted....Vast numbers flocked in and submitted; some through fear, some through willingness, and others, perhaps, through a hope that all . . . Map (db m17565) HM
37South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Ferguson Falls
The chaos of battle roared along this ridge top. Piercing the din of gunfire and wounded men's groans, Ferguson's silver whistle shrilled, rallying his Tories. Two horses were shot out from under him; Ferguson seemed to be everywhere at once. . . . Map (db m17654) HM
38South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major William Chronicle — Oct. 7, 1780 —
Here Fell Major William Chronicle Oct. 7, 1780Map (db m17514) HM
39South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Winston's"Foxhunters"
Major Joseph Winston's command mistakenly charged a hillside that was barren of Tories. Later, arriving here, they eagerly peered through the autumn leaves to see if they were mistaken again. They were not, and so entered the triumphant fight.Map (db m17513) HM
40South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — President Hoover
On this Site President Hoover Addressed an audience of 75,000 at the Celebration of the Sesqui Centennial of the Battle of Kings Mountain Oct. 7, 1930Map (db m125171) HM
41South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Presidential Recognition150th Anniversary of the battle — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force....This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion well-designed to separate and dismember the . . . Map (db m17535) HM
42South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Sacred to the Memory Monument
Sacred to the Memory of Major Willian Chronicle, Captain John Mattocks William Rabb and John Boyd Who Were killed at this place on the 7th. of October 1780. Fighting in Defense of America. Colonel Ferguson an office of his Britannic . . . Map (db m17518) HM
43South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Shoot Tree to Tree
Ben Hollingsworth and myself took right up the side of the mountain, and fought our way from tree to tree, up to the summit. I recollect I stood behind one tree and fired until the bark was nearly all knocked off, and my eyes pretty well . . . Map (db m17523) HM
44South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — That's So Sweet!
With sugar too expensive and artificial sweeteners unknown, how could farmers satisfy their sweet tooth? By using sorghum! Unlike sugar cane, sorghum is drought resistant, making it an ideal crop for this region. Rich in hard-to-find . . . Map (db m50869) HM
45South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
In Memory of the patriotic American who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain this Monument is erected by their grateful Descendants. Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonies. Here on the 7th . . . Map (db m125173) HM
46South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Tighten the Noose
Fire as quick as you can, and stand your ground as long as you can. When you can do no better, get behind trees, or retreat; but I beg you not to run quite off. It we are repulsed, let us make a point of returning, and renewing the . . . Map (db m17522) HM
47South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Two Parks, One Mountain
Kings Mountain National Military Park The sacrifices and significance of what happened on this mountaintop echo loudly through two centuries of American history. Five times—in 1815, 1855, 1880, 1909, and 1930—great crowds of . . . Map (db m138651) HM
48South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park
Welcome to the Past! In the future, how might people look back at your life? How would a "typical" home of the early 20th century be depicted? What other buildings would be needed to give a further picture of your daily existence? . . . Map (db m50847) HM
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Oct. 6, 2022