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The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Triangle-shaped sign features the white silhouette of a militia member carrying a rifle against a brown background and the year 1780

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association provided the following highlights for the Overmountain Victory NHT during the 2021 calendar year: Collaboration and Engagement The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) and the principal partner organization the Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) have continued to find new…

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Historic Iron Forge Discovered on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The David Allen Iron Works site may have been critical to America’s victory in the Revolutionary War The discovery of a long-lost iron forge on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail by a grandfather and his grandsons Jonah (age 9) and Phillip Walker (age 6),…

2020 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Program — The story of the Overmountain Victory NHT was presented through a virtual program on social media through collaboration between the OVTA, the USFS, Southeast Region National Parks Sites, and the South Carolina State Parks.  Celebration — Battle…

2019 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Programs — NPS entered into cooperative agreements with OVTA for programming, such as the Annual Commemorative March involving over 11,000 students, 7,000 adults, 300 volunteers, and over 25 partners. OVTA held over 100 other programs throughout the year for…

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…