Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia Jan. 8-9 Old Christmaas / Feb. 19-20 Militia Muster & Colonial Skills / March 26-27 The Transylvania Purchase / Apr. 16-17 The Watauga Association / MAY 21-22 SEIGE AT FORT WATAUGA, (MAY SEIGE), / Jul. 2-3 Independence on the Frontier / Aug.

Carter Manison Celebration & Skirmish / Sep. 24-25 Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration / Nov. 19-20 Militia Muster & Harvest Celebration / Dec. Christmas at Carter Manison The Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia is a living history organization dedicated to educating the public about the lives of settlers and natives on the 18th century frontier, and sharing the history of Western North Carolina, which is now Northeast Tennessee.

Operating as usual

Photos from Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia's post
09/14/2021

Photos from Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia's post

Photos from Overmountain Victory Trail Association's post
09/03/2021

Photos from Overmountain Victory Trail Association's post

Photos from Friends of the Washington County, Tennessee Archives's post
08/23/2021

Photos from Friends of the Washington County, Tennessee Archives's post

Photos from Rocky Mount State Historic Site's post
06/12/2021

Photos from Rocky Mount State Historic Site's post

MASSEY: The Siege At Fort Watauga
05/14/2021
MASSEY: The Siege At Fort Watauga

MASSEY: The Siege At Fort Watauga

This weekend is the annual event, “The Siege at Fort Watauga.” I have written in the past about the 1776 attack of the Cherokee bent on driving the settlers from

05/05/2021

One of the Largest in this area , Revolutionary War Living History Re-enactments Will Take Place at Fort Watauga , Sycamore Shoals , Elizabethton, Tennessee on May 15 & 16 , 2021 ... better known as ( THE MAY SEIGE ) Check or Call Sycamore Shoals on website or office for times and events ...

05/05/2021

MAY 15th & 16th ( MAY SEIGE) Fort Watauga , Sycamore Shoals , Elizabethton, Tennessee ( LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND REENACTMENT )

Photos from Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park's post
03/20/2021

Photos from Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park's post

03/15/2021
Settling the Early Frontier | The Tennessee Magazine
12/09/2020
Settling the Early Frontier | The Tennessee Magazine

Settling the Early Frontier | The Tennessee Magazine

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park showcases life in Colonial America While many state parks preserve slices of Tennessee’s rich history, Sycamore Shoals

09/17/2020
Spartanburg County Historical Association

Spartanburg County Historical Association

The SCHA explores and preserves Spartanburg history through exhibits, tours, programs, and events for the community at its history museum and three historic sites.

08/10/2020
From the Past Studio

From the Past Studio

CHEROKEE ATTACK ON DAVIDSON’S FORT
August 15th and 16th 2020
King George III in the of treaty 1763 gave the Cherokee a boundary. When the colonists migrated to the west grants were given out on which Samuel Davidson without a survey built his homestead on a part of the land that was given rights to the Cherokee's. The young chief requested that the colonists leave and they refused which contributed to the raid upon the fort. Davidson’s Fort Historic Park will again present a reenactment of a significant event in the history of Western North Carolina at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The Cherokee attack on Davidson’s Fort would bring about the destruction of the Indian Towns and forever change the Cherokee way of life.
From 10am to 4pm both days view Native American artifacts, and learn their story of the period, play various children games and toys, watch Militia drill of Flintlock and Cannon, various demonstrations throughout the day to include: “The Soldier’s kits”, tools of the period, Working Tavern will be selling cold drinks.
Gate admission will be Age 13 and above $5.00, age 12 years and under admitted free.

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia
06/09/2020

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia

May 2011 - THE MAY SEIGE OF FORT WATAUGA, SYCAMORE SHOALS

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia
06/09/2020

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia

May 2011 - THE MAY SEIGE OF FORT WATAUGA, SYCAMORE SHOALS

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
05/23/2020

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Sage Cloud Productions
05/19/2020

Sage Cloud Productions

Casting call for Colonial & Native American reenactors!!! We'll be starting production on our new Independent Film Documentary "War On The Western Frontier" in the next few weeks. This documentary is about the conflicts that took place between Native Americans & Colonial Settlers in the Southern Appalachian Mountains during the later part of the 18th century. We'll be filming throughout this Summer in Western North Carolina & East Tennessee so if you're interested in being in this production please message me. Thanks

Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
05/01/2020

Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

"Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals" Cancels 2020 Season in Response to COVID-19 Virus Concerns

The Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Board of Directors has cancelled its 2020 season of "Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals" which is performed each summer the last three weekends of July at Fort Watauga. This comes as a result of the ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 virus. FSSSHP stayed in close contact with county and state officials, and determined this was the best course of action to not risk the safety of its guests, cast, crew, and staff.
"Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals" is the official outdoor drama of Tennessee and is produced by the Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, a non-profit of volunteers whose mission is to celebrate the history of the settlement of the area now known as Northeast Tennessee, and to support the park marking the spot "Where Liberty Began ... and History Lives!" Plan now to join us in 2021 by the cool waters of the Watauga for "Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals".

Υ Σ Μ Χ
04/20/2020

Υ Σ Μ Χ

“Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail …Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail Never begins it, never, but once engaged... Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage”

"Love it or leave it, she with the deadly bite..Quick is the blue tongue, forked as the lightning strike...Shining with brightness, always on surveillance...The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance"

The Gadsden flag, designed by Christopher Gadsden who was one of three men who commissioned the first five companies of Marines. Marines enlisting had a coiled rattlesnake with “Don’ Tread On Me” on their drums.

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Friends of Wilderness Road State Park
04/01/2020

Friends of Wilderness Road State Park

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
03/20/2020

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

This day in Sycamore Shoals History...
March 19, 1775
Two days after the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals (Transylvania Purchase), Charles Robertson, acting as trustee for the Watauga Association, negotiated with Cherokee leaders to purchase lands that the Watauga settlers had previously leased from the Natives in 1772. This transaction is known as the Watauga Purchase.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
03/19/2020

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

This Day in Sycamore Shoals History -
March 17, 1775
Cherokee Headmen, led by Peace Chief Attakullakulla, met with Judge Richard Henderson and stockholders of the Louisa Land Company to finalize negotiations in the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals. More commonly known as the Transylvania Purchase, it would be the largest private real estate transaction in American history. For a sum of 8,000 pounds in trade goods and 2,000 pounds in silver, the Cherokee sold Henderson 20 million acres between the Cumberland and Kentucky Rivers, most of present day Kentucky and middle Tennessee. Virginia and North Carolina failed to recognize this claim to lands on their frontiers, and it soon became null and void. Henderson never realized his dream of forming a 14th colony. The treaty further divided the Cherokee and would be a major cause of the Cherokee Anglo war the following year.

Overmountain Victory Trail Association
03/06/2020

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

JOIN THE OVTA
What does it mean to be a member of OVTA. Some people join because they had an ancestor in the Battle of King’s Mountain. Others join because they want to see the trail protected and preserved. And then there are those who believe that this story is one of the greatest stories in America’s history and want to support us in what we do.
Whatever your reason might be, your membership counts by helping us protect and preserve the Trail and tell the story. Whether we are negotiating with landowners, standing in front of school children or meeting with congressmen in Washington, our message is clear; “When we lose a piece of the Trail we can never stand on that spot and tell the story quite as well ever again.
So join us. Be part of Keeping the Story Alive! For membership information contact our Abingdon, Va. office at 276.525.1050 or visit our website at ovta.org. and click on membership.

OVTAEvents
02/29/2020

OVTAEvents

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
02/25/2020

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

This map of Colonel John Tipton's property during the 1788 Battle of the State of Franklin was drawn by nineteenth century historian Lyman C. Draper. In the early 1800s, Draper interviewed Thomas Love about his participation in the battle and how the Tipton farm appeared at the time. Love and others helped Colonel Tipton give John Sevier his only military defeat. Come out this Saturday from 9am to 3pm to learn more of this mysterious battle that was fought 232 years ago.

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia
01/31/2020

Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia

This is Randy Curde's home town, Watauga, Tennessee, (The Watauga River flowing through),* The Overmountain Men came from Rocky Mount to Sycamore Shoals along these meadows and the bluff, 1700's, to muster for the March to Kings Mountain, (AND) there were Two Civil War skirmishes recorded, also along these meadows and the bluff, 1800's.* This location is approx. 5 miles from Sycamore Shoals.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
12/13/2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Images from Christmas at the Carter Mansion this past weekend. Many thanks to those who attended and to our wonderful volunteers for making it a grand event.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
11/28/2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park! We are so thankful for all of our wonderful friends, volunteers, and visitors.

The park visitor center will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Park grounds will remain open from sunrise to sunset.

11/26/2019

Check out Laurel Fork Primitives on FB ... 

Overmountain Victory Trail Association
09/27/2019

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

Wilkes Surry Chapter OVTA living history presenters this week.

Overmountain Victory Trail Association
09/19/2019

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area / 1651 West Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN
37643

General information

As members of The Washington County Militia, we are proud to be united with Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area as the host living history organization, and are committed to serving the park and other historic sites in their common cause. We delight in being a quality living history unit, with historical accuracy, safety, and enjoyment at the top of our priorities list.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(423) 543-5808

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The Militia is also joined with The Friends of Sycamore Shoals and The Watauga Valley Fife and Drum.

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Upcoming Trail Talk! Where was "Watauga"? How did this region play a role in the American Revolution, and the development of the British Southern Strategy? What happened to this region after the war, and who helped shape its history? Learn all this and more on our next Trail Talk episode! Join us in two weeks on Friday, September 25th at 7:00pm as we discuss the mysterious "Watauga" region with Chad Bogart! Chad is the Museum Curatorial Assistant at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton, Tennessee, where he has been a staff member for 16 years. and involved with the site's Living History organization for 22 years. So check out the site's website below: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals the Living History blog for the "Washington County Regiment" at: https://washingtoncountyregiment.wordpress.com/ Washington County Regiment of The North Carolina Militia and get ready for some great conversation! As an added historical bonus, you may notice something important about that date of this interview: September 25th. This was the day that the various commands of Sevier, Shelby, McDowell, and Campbell all joined at Sycamore Shoals in the Watauga Region and prepared for their march across the mountains! So read up, check it out, and join in! Be sure to comment any questions you have as we dive into this mystery region that provided hundreds of men and some key leaders to the chase to Kings Mountain! #NPS #OVNHT #OVT #OVTA #SouthernCampaign #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #history #local #TN #Liberty
245 years ago today!
Don't let Colonel Bogart see this... He'll drill us poor militiamen even harder.
Carter Mansion Christmas -2018
Carter Mansion Christmas -2018
Carter Mansion Christmas -2018
Carter Mansion Christmas -2018