Moores Creek National Battlefield

25 mi. NW of Wilmington on NC 210, Wilmington, North Carolina. County/parish: Pender.

NRIS 66000070

Park name: Moores Creek. 2 contributing sites. 8 contributing objects.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • See Also:Moores Creek National Battlefield (Boundary Increas

From Wikipedia:

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield is a United States National Battlefield managed by the National Park Service. The park commemorates the 1776 victory by a thousand Patriots over about eight hundred Loyalists at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. The battle dashed the hopes of Royal Governor Josiah Martin of the Province of North Carolina for regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick Town, North Carolina. North Carolina voted to declare independence from the British on April 12, 1776, shortly after the victory at Moore's Creek, which is located in the Wilmington area near Currie in Pender County in southeastern North Carolina. The park was established as a National Military Park on June 2, 1926 and was redesignated as a National Battlefield on September 8, 1980.

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