South Carolina's Revolutionary War Parks

South Carolina’s Revolutionary War National Parks

Published June 2010

Cowpens National Battlefield

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Kings Mountain National Military Park

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Ninety Six National Historic Site

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The American Revolution officially began on April 19, 1775, when shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The first Revolutionary War fighting south of New England occurred at Ninety Six, South Carolina, in November 1775, while the longest siege of the revolution took place there nearly six years later in May 1781. The Battle of Kings Mountain, often referred to as the turning point of the American Revolution, took place in October 1780 and ended in Patriot victory. The Battle of Cowpens, during which Patriot forces employed a successful double envelopment strategy to surround British soldiers on all sides, transpired just three months later in January 1781. All three battles took place in South Carolina, and the history and resources associated with them are preserved within three national parks: Ninety Six National Historic Site, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Cowpens National Battlefield.

NPCA’s Center for State of the Parks used established, peer-reviewed methodologies to systematically rate conditions of cultural resources (e.g., historic structures, museum collections, archaeological resources) at all three parks. Natural resources were also assessed at Kings Mountain, but not at Ninety Six or Cowpens, due to a lack of information. Three separate reports, one for each park, detail the condition of park resources, challenges park staff face when caring for resources, and successful programs and strategies in place to ensure park resources are preserved into the future.

 

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