This geologic map of the Kings Mountain and Grover 7.5-min quadrangles covers an area in the Piedmont physiographic province along the North Carolina-South Carolina border (fig. 1 on map). The map area straddles a regional geological boundary between the Inner Piedmont terrane and the Kings Mountain sequence of the Carolina terrane as discussed below. The Kings Mountain and Grover quadrangles are located along the Interstate Route 85 corridor. They encompass most of Kings Mountain National Military Park, S.C. (the site of the October 7, 1780, Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution), much of Kings Mountain State Park, S.C., and Crowders Mountain State Park, N.C. The area has a remarkable diversity of rock formations and mineral resources, and mining has played a significant role in its history from the 1700s to the present. Field-trip guides are available in Horton and Butler (1977, 1986), Horton and others (1981), and LaPoint (1992).
By J. Wright Horton, Jr., 2008. Includes a 15-page informational pamphlet, 3 cross sections and a color geologic map (approximate size - 48"x36"). Map scale - 1:24,000.