A Revolutionary Road Trip

LOCATION Cherokee County

Surrounding Gaffney are deep roots in Revolutionary War history. Follow the footsteps of Patriots from the trails they walked to the battlefields where they fought.

Begin at the Gaffney Visitors Center & Art Gallery, where you can pick up maps and brochures to guide you through your journey.

 Now you're off the follow the Overmountain Victory Trail, which is 330 miles that frontier militiamen traveled in 1780 across the Appalachian Mountains to join with Patriot forces in South Carolina. The trail flows through downtown Gaffney to the site of the battle at Kings Mountain.

Another option is to travel along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway to Cowpens National Battlefield. It was here on January 18, 1781 that Daniel Morgan led the victory against Banastre Tarleton's British forces.

Definitely make time for the Cherokee County Veteran's Museum, where you'll find over 500 artifacts from wars waged in the Palmetto State. 

End your Revolutionary experience with a visit to the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum. The building itself is located on the 1812 mustering ground of the SC Militia, and today displays exhibits about everything from moonshine to military history. 

Main Photo Credit: Spartanburg Herald-Journal/John Byrum

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