Grave of Mary Patton

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Mary McKeehan Patton learned how to make gunpowder from her father and then operated a powder mill in Pennsylvania with her husband. They sold it and moved south when the prospect of a British invasion made living there dangerous. They built a new operation on Powder Mill Creek. During the muster of the Overmountain men, she provided 500 pounds of powder to the patriot force.

Mary Patton's grave is a certified site on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Overmountain Victory Trail Association members fire a volley at her grave each year during the annual reenactment march.

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Grave of Mary Patton

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The grave of Mary Patton is a certified site on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “Grave of Mary Patton,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed December 18, 2017, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​21.​
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