• 18th century tents are set up in a lane.

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

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  • Closed for Federal Holiday

    Cowpens National Battlefield will be closed October 13, 2014 for Columbus Day. The park will reopen at 9:00 on October 14.

Invasive Plants

Golden Bamboo

Golden Bamboo

Of the 536 species of plants at the park, 151 of them are non-native.

 
Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

Invasive plants are non-native plants whose growth habits are highly threatening to native plant life. Invasive plants lower ecosystem biodiversity by monopolizing soil nutrients, water, and changing habitat types.

 
Autumn Olive

Autumn Olive

Some of the most aggressive, and notable invasive species in the park include Phyllostachys aurea (Golden bamboo), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn olive), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle—right), Rosa multiflora (Multiflora rose), Ligustrum spp. (Privet), and Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass).

Did You Know?

John Eager Howard

Baltimore, Maryland is built on land once owned by Lieutenant Colonel John Eager Howard, Continental commander at the Battle of Cowpens.