Overmountain Victory Trail Re-Enactment on Tap
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail protects and interprets the story of the Patriot soldiers who in 1780 traveled hundreds of miles and secured a key victory over British forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
In partnership with the Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA), the march of those Patriots is commemorated and celebrated with educational programs and dramatic retellings of their story.
For 2019, the special events will begin in Abingdon, Virginia on Sept. 18-20 and continue following their trail through Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina, until finally arriving at Kings Mountain National Military Park on Oct. 7.
On Sept. 28 and 29, the march will be commemorated at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton, NC. Morganton, then known as Quaker Meadows, was the planned gathering place for the western group of Patriots, who had just descended the from creeks that now form Lake James State Park, and the eastern group, who had been following the Yadkin and Catawba Rivers from Elkin, NC.
For more information about the history, trail, and special events, head to the Overmountain Victory NHT website at nps.gov/ovvi, and the OVTA website, ovta.org.