Kings Mountain State Park Historic District

National Register Listing
Street Address:
1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC (Cherokee County)

NRHP Nomination

Record Number:
Description and Narrative:
The Kings Mountain State Park Historic District is significant for its association with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and other New Deal conservation programs in South Carolina and the material legacy they left behind. Built by the CCC and local relief workers, Kings Mountain reflects the social and land reform efforts of the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression. It is also significant as one of seventeen state parks developed in South Carolina during the 1930s, and one of two “Recreational Demonstration Areas” developed by the National Park Service (NPS) in the state. The district is representative of the rustic architecture and landscape design aesthetic of the NPS and the CCC, known as parkitecture. Parkitecture blends elements from rustic folk traditions with the Craftsman style. More than 90% of the 6,883-acre park is covered by forest. The park retains a majority of the layout designed by the CCC between 1936 and 1942. Historical resources at the park are varied and numerous. There are 78 contributing buildings, 10 contributing structures (including 2 CCC-era lakes and 4 roads), as well as one contributing archaeological resource. The majority of the contributing structures are located in association with two man-made lakes. These resources include cabins, a bathhouse, a picnic shelter, administrative buildings, recreational buildings, staff housing, bridges, dams and roads. Listed in the National Register March 14, 2008.
Period of Significance:
1936 – 1942;1936;1942
Level of Significance:
Area of Significance:
Architecture;Community Planning and Development;Conservation;Entertainment/Recreation;Landscape Architecture
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
January 29 2008

Related places
Cherokee County