Commemorations of the Battle of Shallow Ford

Two commemorations of the 1780 American Revolution Battle of Shallow Ford will be held this year in Huntsville.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Bethabara Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet inside the historic Huntsville Methodist Church, 2512 Farmington Road. Randell Jones of Winston-Salem will be the speaker. A visit to the battle site will follow. For more information, contact Larry McCrae, 336-245-8969, or

On Oct. 17 at 10 a.m., the Yadkin County Historical Society, Yadkin Valley Chapter of the SAR, Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Children of the American Revolution (CAR), and representatives of Loyalist descendants will meet at the DAR Daniel Boone marker, 4201 Mulberry Fields Road, Huntsville. Ann Brownlee of Salisbury will be the main speaker, followed by remarks of descendants of Patriots and Loyalists in the battle, which occurred Oct. 14, 1780, near the Big Poplar Tree. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony and a tour of the battlefield. The event is free to the public. Lawn chairs are recommended. There are no restroom facilities.

For more information on the battle, go to “Battle of Shallow Ford Ann Brownlee.” For more information on the Oct. 17 event, contact Andrew Mackie, 336-428-8471, or

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