This trail recognizes the Overmountain Men, American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1780, conscripts from towns in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee converged to march through the Appalachian mountains, fighting battles with the British at Kings Mountain and resulting in an American victory.
The Overmountain Men were remembered for walking hundreds of miles from their homes – some marching across the arduous Great Smoky Mountain range. Today’s trail commemorates these routes, ending at Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.
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