Paddy's Creek

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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 Lake James State Park.

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Paddy's Creek Trail

Photo by Randell Jones

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail proceeds across a hillside within Lake James State Park as the lower part of Paddy's Creek is now submerged beneath Lake James. [View Additional File Details]

OVTA marchers along Paddy's Creek

Photo by Randell Jones

Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association walk along Paddy's Creek on a certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. [View Additional File Details]

Track Trails wayside at Paddy's Creek

Photo by Randell Jones

At a trail head and parking area near Paddy's Creek, a wayside exhibit for the park's Track Trails introduces visitors to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail as a hiking option at Lake James State Park. Track Trails are part of the Kids in Parks Program of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. [View Additional File Details]

OVTA marchers fire a commemorative volley at Paddy's Creek.

Photo by Randell Jones

During the annual reenactment march by the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, members fire a commemorative volley, shown here along the section of trail along Paddy's Creek certified in 2010. [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “Paddy's Creek,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed September 24, 2017, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​29.​
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