• Roaring Creek viewshed in North Carolina looking east at about 4,600 feet elevation.

    Overmountain Victory

    National Historic Trail NC,SC,TN,VA

On to Victory and Independence!

Stretching 330 miles through four states (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina) the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail traces the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780. Follow the campaign by utilizing a Commemorative Motor Route which uses existing state highways marked with the distinctive trail logo, or 87 miles of walkable pathways.

Did You Know?

OVNHT in Elkin, NC

About 2,000 patriots eventually joined up along the trail to create the militia army. On the last day they were culled down to 900 of the best armed and mounted men, so as to catch the loyalist force before they were reinforced or reached Charlotte and the main British army.