Historic Revolutionary War Battlefield
The site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford is also under the waters of Lake Norman. In February of 1781, Lord Charles Cornwallis, in pursuit of Nathanael Green, engaged in a sharp fight at Cowan’s Ford on the Catawba River.
The battle of Cowan’s Ford claimed the life of North Carolina militia commander General Williams Lee Davidson, name sake of Davidson College, town of Davidson, and Davidson County, North Carolina.
Location: 35.4326, -80.9585