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South Carolina, Hwy 216 ten miles south of Kings Mountain, North Carolina

    • by sadonna
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      Kings Mountain National Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216 just ten miles south of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. You can camp free at the Garner Creek backcountry site if you are ambitious enough to hike the three miles to it.

      Don’t fret car camping is offered for a small fee.

      There are several trails varying in length from 1.

      5 to 16 miles.

      The 1.

      5 leaves


      out from the visitors center and is a self guided tour of the battle grounds with markers along the way to tell important facts about the revolutionary battle that took place here at Kings Mountain.

      In a little over an hour the Overmountain Men most of which were from Tennessee defeated the Tories led by Colonel Ferguson here at Kings Mountain and is considered to be the turning ...


      • point of the Revolutionary War.

        When I went there to visit they were having a demonstration of muskets like the ones used in the Revolutionary War.

        The smoke from the muskets hung low over the area like a fog and you could smell the gun powder for several hundred feet.

        As we walked down the trail we stopped to read the markers to learn more about the

        history that shaped our country.

        At the top of the hill is a Centennial Monument, a US Monument and a marker for Colonel Ferguson’s grave.

        Visiting Kings Mountain will help you to understand how fierce the battle was, how steep the terrain was and how stern and determined the men were that fought here.

        The battle of Kings Mountain took place on October 7, 1780.




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