DescriptionOn the evening of September 26, after completing their first day's march, the Overmountain Men arrived at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. They camped along the Doe River at a meadow known as "the Resting Place" and stored their gunpowder beneath an overhanging rock to keep it dry. A light rain had begun to fall
They men had driven a herd of beeves alongside them to provide food for the band of militiamen, but the beeves has slowed them down. Before leaving on the next morning, they slaughtered a few head of cattle and each man prepared a few day's rations for his wallet.
That overhang is known today as Shelving Rock. It has been partially filled during road construction along TN Hwy 143 along Heaton Creek leading to Roan Mountain State Park from US Hwy 19E running through the town of Roan Mountain.