Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail


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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

(Overmountain Victory Trail Association)
Address:PO Box 242421
Charlotte, NC 28224

Phone:770-382-2863 - Phone
Web: www.ovta.org

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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

(Trail Administrator - National Park Service)
Address:c/o Kings Mountain National Military Park
2435 Park Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Phone:864-936-3477 - Phone
Fax:864-936-3477 - Fax
Web: www.nps.gov/ovvi
Established: September 8, 1980. Description:In the fall of 1780, upcountry patriots from Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina formed a militia to respond to British threats. This trail marks their 14-day trek across the Appalachians to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. There they defeated loyalist militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain, setting in motion events that led to the British surrender at Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War. Each year history buffs retrace this patriotic event. Much of the trail has become road and highway; only a 20-mile portion remains as a foot trail across the mountains. In most places roadside signs indicate proximity to the trail.
Legth: 300 miles.

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Many people don't realize the first four years of the American Revolution were primarily fought in the North, and the last two years were primarily in the South," says Paul Carson, superintendent of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.