|Alt names||King Mountain||source: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37015469|
|Kings Mount||source: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37015469|
|Located in||Cleveland, North Carolina, United States|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Kings Mountain is a small suburban city within the Charlotte metropolitan area in Cleveland and Gaston counties, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,693 at the 2000 census.
Originally the settlement was called White Plains, but when the city was incorporated in 1874, the name was changed. It was decided that Kings Mountain would be a more appropriate name since the community was the closest town to the historic Battle of Kings Mountain in York County.