Rocky Mount Museum was the home of William Cobb during the muster of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals. William Cobb, Sr. and four sons joined in the campaign to Kings Mountain. Later, when William Blount, governor of the Southwest Territory lived with the Cobb family for two years (1790-91), it became the first seat of government for the territory.
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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “Rocky Mount State Historic Site Museum,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed July 21, 2018, http://bythewaywebf.webfactional.com/omvt/items/show/34.