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Nanny’s Mountain Historic Site

1780 Nannys Mountain Park Rd.
York, SC 29745
(800) 922-7272

This monadnock is a little-known gem full of history dating back to before the American Revolution. The iron mines located here helped fuel the Carolina Piedmont's first major industry, ironworks, which used hundreds of slaves and skilled workers and produced everything from kettles to cannons. Many historians also believe this was a stop for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. The highest point in the county, it rises to 981 feet above sea level, and offers unique views of Lake Wylie's shoreline, Charlotte's skyscrapers and neighboring peaks of Kings Mountain, Crowders Mountain and Henry's Knob. Open to the public. Amenities include a gravel parking area at the base, two walking trails, picnic tables, and educational facilities.