DescriptionThe grave of William Campbell is a certified site of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. It is on private property, but respectful visitors are welcome. The grave is about 25 miles northeast of Abingdon in Seven Mile Ford at the family cemetery of Campbell's home, Aspenvale.
Campbell died in 1781 at the age of 36 on the campaign to Yorktown under the command of the Marquis de LaFayette. (He had previously led militia at the Battle of Guilford's Courthouse, where he believed his men were abandoned on the field by a premature retreat of mounted dragoons intended to support them.) Evidence suggests Campbell probably suffered a heart attack which he survived for only a few days. Decades later, the family removed the body to the family home at Seven Mile Ford.