Kings Mountain is an unincorporated community in the central portion of Kentucky. The area was settled at the end of the 18th century. In the next 80 years, enough settlers had moved to the region that the passenger trains started coming through. The area also saw battle during the Civil War. In the 1950s, the opening of Lake Cumberland (one of the largest manmade lakes on the planet) transformed the region into one of the most popular recreation areas in the state. The area also boats the “Birthplace of the Bluegrass.” The mild climate sees temperatures in the 80s during the summer months, with winter averages falling to the 30s and 40s, making it a comfortable place to visit year-round.