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Near Valley in Avery County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Overmountain Men

 
 
Overmountain Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 4, 2007
1. Overmountain Men Marker
Inscription. Appalachian Trail, Yellow Mountain Gap. Yellow Mountain Gap is the junction of the Appalachian Trail and Historic Bright’s Trace, route used by the “Overmountain Men” to cross the mountain enroute to the Revolutionary War battle at King's Mountain, S.C. The blue-blazed side trail leads 0.2 miles to a barn which has been renovated to shelter Appalachian Trail hikers. Keep right at forks in the trail and turn right onto the gravel road which leads to the shelter.
 
Location. 36° 7.473′ N, 82° 3.207′ W. Marker is near Valley, North Carolina, in Avery County. Marker can be reached from Roaring Creek Road. Click for map. Plaques are on the Appalachian Trail in the Pishah National Forest. Closest town is Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Marker is in this post office area: Newland NC 28657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellow Mountain Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cranberry Mines (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cranberry Iron Mine (approx. 5.4 miles away); Honoring Mitchell County's Confederate Dead (approx. 9.5 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 9.6 miles away); Andre Michaux (approx. 9.6 miles away); A Woman of War (approx. 10.2 miles away); Crossnore School (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Overmountain Men.
Overmountain Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 4, 2007
2. Overmountain Men Marker
The battle of King’s Mountain was a turning point of the Revolutionary War in the south.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Overmountain Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 4, 2007
3. Overmountain Men Marker
The Overmountain Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 4, 2007
4. The Overmountain Shelter
The view image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 4, 2007
5. The view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,903 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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