"Kings Mountain National Military Park" by NPS / Victoria Stauffenberg , public domain

Kings Mountain

National Military Park - South Carolina

Kings Mountain National Military Park is near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Thomas Jefferson considered the battle "The turn of the tide of success."

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Official visitor map of Kings Mountain National Military Park (NMP) in South Carolina. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Kings Mountain - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Kings Mountain National Military Park (NMP) in South Carolina. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Overmountain Victory - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/kimo/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Mountain_National_Military_Park Kings Mountain National Military Park is near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Thomas Jefferson considered the battle "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. Kings Mountain National Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on I-85 North to NC Exit #2. Turn right onto Hwy 216. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. Turn left onto Hwy 216. Kings Mountain National Military Park The visitor center has a movie, a bookstore operated by America's National Parks, and a museum. The museum has artifacts from the battle and audio exhibits inside walk-in trees that resemble the 1780 battlefield. Kings Mountain National Military Park is located on South Carolina Highway 216. From Greenville, SC travel on I-85 North to NC Exit #2. Turn right onto Hwy 216. From Charlotte, NC travel on I- 85 South to NC Exit #2. Turn left onto Hwy 216. Ferguson's Grave An oval gravestone for Maj Patrick Ferguson is in front of his stone covered grave. Major Patrick Ferguson's Grave Patriot Rifleman A patriot rifleman stands ready to fire his weapon. A patriot rifleman stands ready to fire his weapon. Centennial Monument in Snow Snow covers the ground in front of the Centennial Monument. Centennial Monument in the Snow US Monument in Fall The US Monument is surrounded by trees that are turning orange and yellow. US Monument in the Fall Militia Marching with Arms Militia reenactors march with weapons on their shoulders as they prepare to demonstrate them. Militia reenactors march with weapons on their shoulders as they prepare to give a firing demonstration. Southeast National Parks Train 165 New Wildland Firefighters Between December 2011 and March 2012, Southeast Region national parks trained 165 new wildland firefighters in S-130/190 courses at four separate units, including Mammoth Cave National Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, and Everglades National Park. Trainees came from federal and state agencies, local fire departments, universities, and other partners. Battlefield Archeology at Kings Mountain Archeologists and volunteers using metal detectors have found new evidence to understand the Revolutionary war battle fought at Kings Mountain, South Carolina, in 1780. The data derived from objects found by metal-detecting was more accurate and more complete than previously known, giving a more nuanced understanding of the battle. The dedication, enthusiasm, and skill of the volunteers were crucial to carrying out a project to map metal objects relating the battle. Various artifacts from the Revolutionary War surveys NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Kings Mountain National Military Park, North Carolina Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. [Site Under Development] wooded hillside Women in Fire Science: Cynthia Worthington Cynthia Worthington is a fire effects monitor and has worked in several different units of the National Park Service during her career. The importance of collaboration with other fields and the built-in adaptability of fire programs is one of her favorite parts of working in fire that keeps her coming back. A woman in black rain gear stands with a clipboard in a meadow. Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Changing Attitudes Most women with disabilities hired by the National Park Service (NPS) in the 1970s and early 1980s had temporary jobs. Some built long-term careers with the bureau. Starting before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, these women experienced the opportunities and changes the law brought. It was their hard work and dedication to the NPS mission, however, that continued to change attitudes and educate coworkers and visitors alike. Ranger Shirley Beccue in her wheelchair and NPS uniform and flat hat looks out over the Everglades.

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