Cowpens National Battlefield is part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks in South Carolina, an administrative group of parks that also includes Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7, 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. Learn more.
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Here settlers struggled against the harsh backcountry to survive. Cherokee Indians hunted and fought to keep their land, two towns and a trading post were formed and abandoned to the elements. Two Revolutionary War battles that claimed over 100 lives took place at this location. Learn more.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Stretching 330 miles through four states (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina) the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail traces the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780. Follow the campaign by utilizing a Commemorative Motor Route which uses existing state highways marked with the distinctive trail logo, or 87 miles of walkable pathways. Learn more.
Last updated: July 21, 2021