Historic Sites

Ormand Furnace

The Ormand Furnace was constructed in the late 1700s sometimes before 1788 and now one of the oldest furnaces remaining in the region. The Ormand family has been celebrating their culture and family heritage at this site for over 125 years. 

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Long Creek Presbyterian Church & Cemetery

Organized in 1789, LCPC continues to meet regularly.  The church also has a cemetery dating back over 200 years.  

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Ella May Wiggins Burial Site

Bessemer City was home to Ella May Wiggins, a local union organizer involved in the 1929 Loray Mill Strike.  Ella May is buried in the Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.  

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Kings Mountain National Military Park

Located just 20 minutes south of Bessemer City, the KMNMP is the site of one of the most significant Revolutionary War battles.  Visitors can explore the park’s rich history and find educational opportunities about the battle.

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Historic Osage Mill

The historic textile mill was constructed in 1896 by the City’s founder, John A. Smith.  The mill served as one of the primary employers in the City up until its closure in 1995.  Efforts are now being made to renovate the historic structure.

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Parks & Relaxation

Crowders Mountain State Park

A short 10 minute from downtown, you’ll find the State’s most popular and most visited State Park.  CMSP, located south of Bessemer City, includes hiking, fishing, paddling, rock climbing, and much more!  

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Centennial Park

Renovated in 2015, Centennial Park serves as the epicenter for entertainment in downtown.  Enjoy the park during a special event or relax during the day admiring local art or simply enjoying the pocket of green space in downtown. Explore local businesses while in downtown and use Centennial Park as a place to eat or relax!

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Bessemer City Park and Pool

Bessemer City Park includes several recreational opportunities including: tennis, pickleball, playground, picnic shelter, walking trail, and the Bessemer City Swimming Pool.

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Veronét Vineyards & Winery

10 minutes from downtown, discover the regions newest winery while taking in views of Crowder’s Mountain and Kings Pinnacle.  VVW is close to Bessemer City and only 30 minutes west of Charlotte.

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Local Artist in Centennial Park

The park features seasonal artwork from local artists in the Bessemer City area.  The work is placed on a wall in Centennial Park.

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Bessemer Bees Mural

Commissioned in 2020 by local artist Allen Potter, “Bessemer Bees” welcomes motorist and pedestrians entering downtown on E. Virginia Avenue.  The mural is a great place for photos!

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