History and Culture - Military Heritage
Saint Paul’s Episcopal ChurchE. Queen St.
Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 646-3782; 1/800-862-1795
The white-clapboard church, built in 1822, has a Jardine pipe organ which has filled the church with music since 1848. The churchyard includes burial sites for several historically important people that include a Polish countess and soldiers who died in the War Between the States.
Cherokee County Veterans MuseumIrene Memorial Park, South Logan St.
Gaffney, SC 29340
Cherokee County’s only museum houses more than 1,000 artifacts from the World
Wars and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. It includes items from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War as well. Group tours by appointment. Air Force T-37 Jet, WWII Army Jeep, and Army UH-1H Helicopter on display. Open Sa 9-11am; Su 2-4pm.
Cowpens National BattlefieldCherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy. 11
PO Box 308
Chesnee, SC 29323
Cowpens Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped to turn the tide
of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. On this field on
January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals, militia and
cavalry to a brilliant victory over Banastre “Bloody Bill” Tarleton’s force of British regulars. The battlefield offers interpretive facilities, a visitors’ center with exhibits, a tour road, a walking trail through the battlefield and special events throughout the year, including a celebration on the anniversary of the battle. Open daily 9am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Kings Mountain National Military Park2625 Park Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702
The park commemorates a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots.
The victory halted the British advance into NC. The historic military site is a
traditional 3,945-acre park with its American Revolution battle site.
John Wesley United Methodist Church101 E. Court St.
Greenville, SC 29601
The church was organized by the Reverend James R. Rosemond and was one of South Carolina’s first separate black congregations established after the Civil War.