W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a flood control impoundment in the Upper Yadkin River Valley which now submerges the route of the Wilkes and Surry County militia in 1780. A certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail runs along the east side of the reservoir. An exhibit in the visitor's center

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W Kerr Scott Visitor Assistance Center

Photo by Randell Jones

The visitor assistance center is near the dam at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir on NC Hwy 268 upstream of Wilkesboro, NC. [View Additional File Details]

W Kerr Scott Reservoir looking southwest from the dam.

Photo by Randell Jones

The reservoir today covers the historic route of the Wilkes and Surry County militia in 1780 along the Yadkin River. [View Additional File Details]

Exhibit of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail in the Visitor Assistance Center

Photo by Randell Jones

One wall of the museum presents interpretive exhibits about the experience of the Wilkes and Surry County Militia as they passed through this area in 1780 on their way to join the Overmountain Men at Quaker Meadows. After the battle, the victorious patriots marched hundreds of prisoners along the Yadkin River toward the Moravian town of Bethabara. [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “W. Kerr Scott Reservoir,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed November 24, 2017, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​38.​
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