The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (HM8NZ)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.381', W 81° 49.071'

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The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail preserves and commemorates the route of Patriot militia during the 1780 Kings Mountain campaign.During that historic event, on October 6, 1780, American forces stopped here at the Cow Pens to rest and eat before continuing on that night in pursuit of the British force.

Part of a larger National Trails System, the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail stretches approximately 330 miles from Abingdon, Virginia, through East Tennessee, over the high mountains of North Carolina, across the piedmont of North and South Carolina to Kings Mountain National Military Park administered by the National Park Service.

"We marched to the Cowpens,
Campbell was there,

Shelby, Cleveland, and
Colonel Sevier;

Men of renown, sir,
Like lions, so bold-

Like lions undaunted,
ne'er to be controlled.

We set out on our march
that very same night;

Sometimes we were wrong,
sometimes we were right;

Our hearts being run in
true liberty's mold,

We valued not hunger,
wet, weary, or cold.

On the top of Kings Mountain
the old rogue we found,

And, like brave heroes,
his camp did surround;

Like lightning, the flashes;
like thunder, the noise;

Our rifles struck the poor
Tories with sudden surprise."

Lossing, Vol. ll
HM NumberHM8NZ
Placed ByCowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425496 N 3888839
Decimal Degrees35.13968333, -81.81785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.381', W 81° 49.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 22.86" N, 81° 49' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8893-8911 Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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