Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument

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Location: along a 1.5 mile walking trail, Kings Mountain National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina
County: York
Coordinates: N 35° 8.444    W 081° 23.009
  35.14073333    -81.38348333


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

Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonies.

Here on the 7th day of October A.D. 1780 the British forces commanded by Patrick Ferguson were met and totally defeated by Campbell Shelby, Williams, Cleveland, Sevier, and their heroic followers from Virginia the Carolinas and Tennessee.

Fell on this battle ground in defence of Civil Liberty: Col James Williams. Maj William Chronicle.

John Mattocks. David Beatie. William Edmonson.

--First Lieutenants--
Reece Bowen. Thomas McCullough. William Blackburn. Robert Edmonson

--Second Lieutenants--
John Beatie. Andrew Edmonson. Humberson Lyon. James Corry. James Laird. Nathaniel Guist. Nathaniel Dryden. James Phillips

William Rabb. John Boyd. David Duff. Henry Henigar. William Watson. Arthur Patterson. Preston Goford.

Erected 1880 by The Kings Mountain Centennial Association.


Kings Mountain National Military Park nearBlacksburg, South Carolina