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Overmountain Victory Trail

North Carolina, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail is a part of the National Park Service. The purpose is the interpret and celebrate the story of the Overmountain Men who gathered in the mountains of Appalachia to eventually chase down and defeat Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point the Revolutionary War. The Overmountain Victory Trail Association is a non-profit group that holds educational events and an annual reenactment march. The OVTA does an annual reenactment ceremony on Oct. 4 at Gilbert Town.