Revolutionary War Marker
Information marker discusses the mustering field at the Elkin Municipal Park below, where the Overmountain Victory Trail's eastern-most gathering for mountain men was located. From this point, the men marched to Wilkesboro then Morganton, finally making their way to the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina.
Backstory and Context
The park below, where the mustering field is, offers walking trails below along the old E&A Railroad bed, which are also along the NC Mountains to Sea Trail. The mustering field starts the Overmountain Victory Trail's eastern-most point in North Carolina which heads south from the park, down towards Elkin's Main Street to the train truss, then heads west towards N Wilkesboro. Each year, the OVT volunteers walk the entire trail and provide reenactments of the campsite at the park for local students and the public. The marker was installed as part of an Eagle Scout project in Elkin.