Kings Mountain National Military Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Kings Mountain National Military Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Kings Mountain National Military Park

Address:2625 Park Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Phone:864-936-7921
Fax:864-936-9897
Web: www.nps.gov/kimo/
Size: 3,945 acres.
Established: Established on March 3, 1931; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:On SC 216 in Blacksburg, South Carolina, just south of the North and South Carolina border. The park is 60 miles north of Greenville, SC and 39 miles south of Charlotte, NC. From I-85, take NC Exit 2 south onto SC 216.
Facilities:Backcountry campsite, rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, evening programs (on summer weekends).
Special Features:American frontiersmen defeated the British here on October 7, 1780, at a critical point during the Revolution. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780.

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The author, a freelance professional historian, has completed a biography of Pattie Ferguson, to be published in paperback by the National Museums of Scotland by 2002, and is editing his letters for Kings Mountain National Military Park.