Tags: Overmountain Victory Trail

New 7.5 mile OVNHT segment wraps around Lake Whelchel

by Ben Richardson, Chief of Planning and Partnerships, and Will Caldwell, Park Guide, National Park Service On October 6, 1780, during the American Revolution, 900 Patriot soldiers left a temporary camp at what is now Cowpens National Battlefield and continued the pursuit of their British foes following…

Overmountain Victory NHT: 2018 Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH OVTA, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), provided programing for 50,000 members of the public in 2018 along the 330 mile trail corridor. Of those, approximately 75 percent were school students. The trail corridor passes through the…

Overmountain Victory NHT 2017 Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Programs — OVTA drew over 15,000 attendees during its Annual March to Kings Mountain; OVTA is working with NPS to provide year-round interpretive programming along the 330-mile stretch of trail. Trail Communities — A new Gateway Communities program was…

OVTA keeping story alive through march, trail plan

By RG Absher, President of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association The Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) has two principal missions: Protecting and preserving the physical Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) and telling the story of the historic campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain.…