Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution

Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (HMLRV)

Location: Bristol, VA 24201
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.802', W 82° 10.911'

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Dedicated to the hundreds of patriots from this area who fought in the American Revolution (1775 - 1783).

When the war in the north came to a stalemate by early 1780, the British turned their military strategy to the South. They believed that devoted southern Loyalists would rise and secure victory for King George III.

The British command underestimated the determination and bold spirit of the frontiersmen who crossed the mountains, fought Indians, and settled their land. The brave patriots believed in liberty and fiercely defended home and family. The Indian-yelling, bush-whacking Overmountain men fought with unwavering courage, many sacrificing their lives for the cause of freedom. Their victories at the battles of Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens helped turn the tide of the war and set the stage for General Washington's decisive defeat of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown in October 1781.

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByFort Chiswell Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 394288 N 4050784
Decimal Degrees36.59670000, -82.18185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.802', W 82° 10.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 48.12" N, 82° 10' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)540, 276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 VA-113, Bristol VA 24201, US
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