By: The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail team
On the evening of September 29, 1780, the militiamen from Surry and Wilkes counties riding under Major Joseph Winston and Colonel Benjamin Cleveland camped at the site of Fort Crider (also Cryder and Grider.) They had ridden that day from their encampment the night before at the mouth of Elk Creek along the Yadkin River, near today's Ferguson, NC.
The site of Fort Crider is occupied today by the former Lenoir High School, now a private residential complex.
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“Fort Crider,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed February 28, 2021, http://bythewaywebf.webfactional.com/omvt/items/show/58.