U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1238

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
Published 2006
Version 1.0 - Available online only

Geologic Map of the Kings Mountain and Grover Quadrangles, Cleveland and Gaston Counties, North Carolina, and Cherokee and York Counties, South Carolina

By J. Wright Horton, Jr.

Geologic map of the Kings Mountain and Grover Quadrangles, Cleveland and Gaston Counties, North Carolina, and Cherokee and York Counties, South Carolina  

This geologic map covers an area of the Piedmont along the North Carolina–South Carolina State line. It straddles a regional geological boundary between the Inner Piedmont terrane and the Kings Mountain sequence on the western flank of the Carolina terrane. The Kings Mountain and Grover quadrangles are located along the Interstate Highway 85 corridor. They encompass most of Kings Mountain National Military Park, Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina, and much of Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. 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.



Geologic map plate: PDF [10.6-MB] | Adobe Illustrator [10.8-MB zip file]
Text of Open-File Report 2006-1238 [224-KB PDF file]
Description of Map Units [147-KB PDF file]
GIS shape files [896-KB zip file]
GIS metadata
[72-KB zip file]
Poster of geologic map with shaded relief added [30.6-MB PDF file]


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