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Kings Mountain National Military Park


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

The turn of the tide of success

Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Sevier, John, et al. Significant name
Howser, Henry (NPS) Architect
McKim, Mead and White Architect
1780/10/07 Matthew Walton Patriot commander American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia 1778 American Revolutionary - Britain Invades The South
1780/10/07 George Gillespie Patriot Soldier American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia 1778 American Revolutionary - Britain Invades The South
1780/10/07 William Campbell Patriot commander American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia 1778 American Revolutionary - Britain Invades The South
1780/10/07 Nicholas Gibbs Patriot Soldier American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia 1778 American Revolutionary - Britain Invades The South
1780/10/07 Matthew Walton Patriot commander American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia Battle of Kings Mountain
1780/10/07 George Gillespie Patriot Soldier American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia Battle of Kings Mountain
1780/10/07 William Campbell Patriot commander American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia Battle of Kings Mountain
1780/10/07 Nicholas Gibbs Patriot Soldier American Colonial Patriot militia battle British Loyalist militia Battle of Kings Mountain
1803/00/00
1941/00/00

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Particulars for Kings Mountain National Military Park:
Historic Use Agricultural fields
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Consideration Birth place or grave
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Federal Style
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Area of Significance Military
Architectural Style Modern Movement
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Kings Mountain National Military Park
Registry Address: NW of Bethany on SC 161
Registry Number: 66000079
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: McKim, Mead and White; Howser, Henry (NPS)
Architectural Style: Modern movement, Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Federal
Area in Acres: 3945
Contributing Buildings: 3
Non-Contributing Buildings: 10
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 6
Non-Contributing Structures: 4
Contributing Objects: 5
Non-Contributing Objects: 2
Other Certification: Additional documentation, Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Military Park
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person, Event
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property, Cemetery, Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1780, 1803, 1941
Associated People: Sevier, John, et al.
Historic Function: Agriculture, subsistence, Domestic, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Agricultural fields, Single dwelling, Battle site
Current Function: Domestic, Vacant, not in use, Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Monument, Marker Single dwelling Museum

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