Choate's Ford

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On September 25, after camping the night before northeast of Fort Womack, the Washington County Militia crossed the South Fort of the Holston River at Choate's Ford,

Today's Bluff City, Tennessee, surrounds that crossing and has embraced the celebration of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. The historic route passes through the footprint of the local middle school which hosts the Overmoutain Victory Trail Association reenactors for an annual commemorative event.

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Choate's Ford

Photo by Randell Jones

The historic crossing of the South Fork of the Holston River is in Bluff City, Tennessee. [View Additional File Details]

OVTA members fire a volley for Choate's Ford

Photo by Randell Jones

A commemorative marker sits in the city park a quarter-mile downstream of Choate's Ford. Overmountain Victory Trail Association marcher fire a commemorative volley during the annual reenactment on September 25. [View Additional File Details]

Choate's Ford kiosk

Photo by Randell Jones

An information station about Choate's Ford and the campaign of the Virginia militiamen to join with others at Sycamore Shoals is adjacent to west bank of Choate's Ford. [View Additional File Details]

Choate's Ford wayside and suspension footbridge

Photos by Randell Jones

A suspension footbridge crosses the South Fork of the Holston River between the information kiosk and the wayside for Choate's Ford. [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. , “Choate's Ford,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed November 21, 2017, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​23.​
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