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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 1700s and 1800s. Historic Brattonsville is also home to the site of the “Battle of Huck’s Defeat.” This battle took place on July 12th, 1780. British forces had taken over the Bratton family farm, holding Colonel William Bratton’s family hostage.

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

Kings Mountain National Military Park is a must for American Revolutionary History buffs. 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.