Introduction to Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Kings Mountain History
Kings Mountain was originally known as White Plains. It was renamed Kings Mountain because of its proximity to the area where the historic Battle of Kings Mountain was fought. W.A. Mauney was the first European to settle in the area. He built a home and a cotton mill, opened a store, and constructed roads and pathways through the wilderness. The city was incorporated on February 11, 1874.
Kings Mountain and nearby Attractions
- Gaston County Museum of Art and History
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- Cowpens National Battlefield
- Historic Rosedale Plantation
Things To Do In Kings Mountain
The Kings Mountain Fire Museum, the Museum of York County, the Lincoln County Museum of History and the Schiele Museum are some of the local museums, while nearby historic sites include Cowpens National Battlefield, the Historic Rosedale Plantation, Kings Mountain National Military Park and the Historic Rural Hill Farm. Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park offer recreational opportunities like hiking, picnicing, biking and boating.
Kings Mountain Transportation
Charlotte/Douglas International is the nearest major airport.
Kings Mountain Higher Education
Belmont Abbey College, Gaston College and Cleveland Community College are some of the nearby colleges.