• Centennial Monument

    Kings Mountain

    National Military Park South Carolina

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.


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Did You Know?

Patrick Ferguson portrait. Dressed in red coat

Major Patrick Ferguson was the only Briton at the battle of Kings Mountain. The 1,000 or so men fighting on the British side were all American born.