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American Revolution History

York County is filled with rich history from the American Revolution. 

Visit Historic Brattonsville, an 800-acre living history farm that will transport you back to life in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. Historic Brattonsville is also home to the site of the “Battle of Huck’s Defeat”. This battle took place July 12th, 1780. British forces had taken over the Bratton family farm, holding Colonel William Bratton’s family hostage.

A slave named Watt, was able to leave the farm and warn Colonel Bratton about the British forces. On the morning of July 12th, Colonel Bratton was able to surprise Captain Christian Huck and defeat the British forces. This Battle was referred to as “the shot in the arm” the patriots needed to continue their efforts. 

For American Revolutionary History buffs, Kings Mountain National Military Park is a must. The Battle of Kings Mountain in October of 1780 was considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Visitors can explore the National Military Park’s Visitors Center and walk the 1.5 paved battlefield trail.