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Cowpens National Battlefield, Scruggs Cabins
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Cowpens National Battlefield, Scruggs Cabins
Description - Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the South. On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals, militia and cavalry to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's larger force of British regulars. Visitor Center exhibits include a fiber optic map program, a museum with authentic Revolutionary War weapons and a full size replica of the British 3-pounder "Grasshopper" cannon.

Also available are a walking/interpretive trail through the battlefield. The 1856 Washington Light Infantry Monument is located along the battlefield trail. A one-half mile environmental trail leads southward from the picnic area. A 3.8 mile auto tour road travels the perimeter of the battlefield and includes wayside exhibits, overlooks with short trails to the historic Green River Road, the circa 1828 Robert Scruggs log cabin and access to the picnic area. The tour road is a favorite local exercise walking route. The tour road closes to vehicle traffic at 4:30 p.m.

Recreation - The most popular activities at Cowpens National Battlefield include visiting the historic sites, viewing the interpretive information, viewing the fiber-optics display at the visitors center, walking the self-guided trails, walking, jogging, biking, or driving the auto tour route, and picnicking.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Three miles east of Chesnee, SC, Cherokee County, 17 miles northeast of Spartanburg, 10 miles west of Gaffney. At intersection of SC Hwy. 11 and SC Hwy. 110.

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Contact Information:
Cowpens National Battlefield, P.O. Box 308 , Chesnee, SC, 29323, Phone: 864-461-2828

Additional Information:
South Carolina National Forests & Parks - The South Carolina Forests and Parks includes areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. These areas are scattered throughout the state.
South Carolina's Historic Sites -
Upstate Region - The Upstate Region of South Carolina is located in the northwest corner of the state. It includes the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg. This is an area of high plateaus and mountains.

Cowpens National Battlefield - Official agency website


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