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Located on Highway 73 just west of Huntersville is a monument to the American troops who fought a delaying action against General Lord Cornwallis in his advance to catch General Greene and his army. Fought on February 1, 1781, the Battle of Cowan's Ford marked the last battle of the American Revolution to be fought in Mecklenburg County. Local patriot, General William Lee Davidson, who led the American troops here was killed in the battle. He is buried at Historic Hopewell Presbyterian Church just 5 miles south on Beatties Ford Road. A reenactment of the Battle of Cowan's Ford is held each year at Historic Rural Hill Farm where historically the American troops camped before the battle, and Major John Davidson of Rural Hill, loaned his cousin General Davidson a horse to ride to the battle.