Abingdon Muster Grounds (Col. William Campbell)
The Revolution looked bleak in the summer of 1780 when more bad news arrived. Loyalist militia troops were heading west, and if anyone resisted they promised to “lay waste your country with fire and sword.” About 400 armed men gathered in Washington County under Colonel William Campbell. With other militias, they marched to South Carolina and defeated Loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Keller Interpretive Center tells the story of colonial backcountry from the perspectives of Virginia’s Indians, African Americans, women, and other mountain folk.
Image: Public Domain; Anne S. K. Brown Collection at Brown University