Group wants to preserve land near Revolutionary battle sites

July 13, 2018 - 10:30 am

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A group is encouraging people living near several Revolutionary War battlefields in South Carolina to maintain a rural setting surrounding the sites.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that more than 1,000 landowners near three sites have been contacted to see if they are interested in helping to preserve land near battlefields.

Those being contacted live near the Cowpens National Battlefield east of Chesnee, The Kings Mountain National Military Park east of Blacksburg and the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site south of Cross Anchor.

Andrew Waters with the Spartanburg Area Conservancy says preserving the land near battlefields would increase tourism and economic development, preserve American heritage and improve outdoor recreation development.

Only a handful of landowners have responded but Waters says there is no deadline for those who are interested.

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Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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