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Town of Cowpens
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Cowpens, South Carolina
It is our goal to keep you informed and up to date with the activities in the Town and all that we have to offer. We have antiques, restaurants, and history all in one place.
Cowpens strives to be the “Community of Choice” for families and business — embracing the future while respecting our proud heritage and natural environment and promoting our strong sense of community identity.
Cowpens, SC History
During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Cowpens was fought on January 17, 1781. The battle site is preserved at Cowpens National Battlefield, located 9 miles north of town in Cherokee County near the town of Chesnee. Two ships of the U.S. Navy have been named USS Cowpens in honor of the battle.
The town was incorporated in 1900. It is currently governed by a Council-Manager form of government.