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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Stories by author "Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail": 33

The Surry County militia mustered by Major Joseph Winston gathered along Elkin Creek near the Yadkin River. That field, the Surry Muster Field, is today a city park in Elkin, NC. As the Surry County militiamen marched upstream along the north side of…

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a flood control impoundment in the Upper Yadkin River Valley which now submerges the route of the Wilkes and Surry County militia in 1780. A certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail runs along…

The Wilkes Heritage Museum occupies the historic 1902 courthouse for Wilkes County. Exhibits include a room dedicated to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. The Tory Oak is commemorated adjacent to the courthouse. A certified section of…

William Lenoir lived in the Yadkin River Valley and served in the Wilkes County Militia under Colonel Benjamin Cleveland. His home on the Upper Yadkin River was built in 1792 near the site of his fortified home of the same name which he occupied…

Rocky Mount Museum was the home of William Cobb during the muster of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals. William Cobb, Sr. and four sons joined in the campaign to Kings Mountain. Later, when William Blount, governor of the Southwest Territory lived…

From The Orchard at Altapass, visitors can walk along a certified segment of the Overmoutain Victory National Historic Trail and view the North Cove valley and McKinney Gap. Storytelling hayrides that include an account of the Overmountain Men of…

On September 28, 1780, when the Overmountain militia leaders at Gillepie Gap decided to split their forces to descend the eastern face of the Blue Ridge Mountains, colonels Shelby and Sevier took their men by the more northerly route toward North…

The Overmountain men under Colonel William Campbell departed Gillespie Gap and proceeded along the ridge to descend the face of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Turkey Cove. A certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail parallels…

The divided Overmountain militia led by Colonel William Campbell camped the night of September 29, 1780, at Turkey Cove along the bottomlands of Armstrong Creek. This site is not a marked site on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. The…

The divided force of Overmountain militia under colonels Shelby and Sevier proceeded toward their rendezvous with Colonel Campbell's men along the Catawba River. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail follows Paddy's Creek through today's…

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