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Pineville in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cumberland Ford

 
 
Cumberland Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Cumberland Ford Marker
Inscription. One of the most important points on the Wilderness Road marked by Daniel Boone in 1775. Ford first used by Indians, then by early explorers and the Long Hunters. After Boone opened the way west, more than 100,000 settlers used the crossing as a gateway to Ky. During the Civil War ford occupied by both Union and CSA troops because of its strategic location.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1426.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 45.819′ N, 83° 41.623′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of Bob Madon Bypass (U.S. 25E) and Pine Street (State Highway 66), on the right when traveling west on Bob Madon Bypass. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville KY 40977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Gateway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua Fry Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site
Cumberland Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Cumberland Ford Marker
(approx. 10.6 miles away); Dirt-and-Log Forts (approx. 10.7 miles away); Two-Way Traffic (approx. 10.7 miles away); Defense of the Gap (approx. 10.8 miles away); Invasion through the Gap (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pineville.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Cumberland River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Cumberland River
Kentucky Highway 66 crosses the Cumberland River at Pineville. Flood control barrier walls line the river banks.
 
 
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