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Near Ewing in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hiking in the Gap

from Iron Furnace

 

— Cumberland Gap National Historical Park —

 
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By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
1. Hicking In The Gap Marker
Inscription.  Just up this trail you can see a rough stone tower that once was the fiery heart of a 19th-century iron-making business. Cumberland Gap provided all the necessary ingredients—abundant waterpower from Gap Creek, iron ore from nearby mines, local limestone for flux, and vast quantities of charcoal made from trees cut from the surrounding hillsides.
 
Erected by Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Features.
 
Location. 36° 36.072′ N, 83° 40.152′ W. Marker is near Ewing, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Pennlyn Road west of Llewelyn Street, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Iron Furnace Parking Area which can be reached from Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ewing VA 24248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gateway To Kaintuck (here, next to this marker); On Guard In Cumberland Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Furnace
Hicking In The Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
2. Hicking In The Gap Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three States Cornerstone (about 400 feet away in Tennessee); Russell Berkau 1867 - 1936 (about 500 feet away in Tennessee); Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee); Cumberland Gap Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away in Tennessee); Boone Trail Highway Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ewing.
 
Also see . . .  Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 22, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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