"kings mountain national military park" Kings Mountain National Military Park by doug48

battle of kings mountain

the battle of kings mountain was a decisive patriot victory over the loyalists in the american revoluntionary war. the battle of kings mountain was fought on october 7 th 1780 between patriot and loyalist militias in lord cornwallis' southern campaign. patriot intelligence learned that british major patrick ferguson's troops had encamped on a ridge on kings mountain and they launched a surprise attack. the patriot victory at kings mountain greatly raised morale among the patriots and forced cornwallis to abandon his plans to invade north carolina.

kings mountain national military park has much to offer the tourist. other than it's historic significance. the 1 1/2 mile trail through the park is a beautiful walk through the woods. the park also offers a nice picnic area. for those interested in history and nature the kings mountain national military park is well worth a side trip off of I-85 in northwest south carolina.

  • Last visit to Kings Mountain National Military Park: Nov 2010
  • Intro Updated Jan 19, 2011
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