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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Mary Patton – Colonial Patriot

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


In celebration of Women’s History Month, Rocky Mount Historical Association will present “Mary Patton – Colonial Patriot” a unique first-person presentation by Lisa Bennett at 6:00 pm. on Friday, March 22, at the Rocky Mount State Historic Site Massengill Museum.


Mary Patton first began manufacturing gunpowder with her husband, John, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-18th century. Eventually, this entrepreneurial couple moved to what is now Northeast Tennessee and opened a new powder mill on Powder Branch in Carter County, Tennessee. Mary earned her place in history by manufacturing over 500 pounds of gunpowder for the Overmountain Men as they passed through this area on their way to victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780.


This presentation is free and open to the public – but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Contact:  Sam Wegner (504-444-2888 or Wegner.rmha@outlook.com


Rocky Mount State Historic Site is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats – just off Highway 11-E, midway between Johnson City and Piney Flats.


>>>>> Rocky Mount State Historic Site <<<<<

Ø  One of the oldest farms in Tennessee (1775-1958)

Ø  First capital of the Southwest Territory– the predecessor of the State of Tennessee (1790-1792).

Ø  Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment.

Ø  Free admission to all Rocky Mount Historical Association members

Ø  For more information, call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website (www.rockymountmuseum.com



·       April 13: “Wooly Day & Garden Arts Festival.”

·       June 15 & 16: ”TimeLine Festival & Heritage Fair”


March 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rocky Mount State Historic Site
(423) 538-7396
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Rocky Mount State Historic Site
200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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(423) 538-7396
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