Pineville in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Wilderness Road Cemetery
This cemetery was established by pioneers traveling along Boone's Wilderness Road during the late 1700's and early 1800's. These first settlers camped in the bottomland that is now Wasioto Golf Course while preparing to cross the Cumberland River. They used this site for burial of those who died after passing through Cumberland Gap. It later saw use during the Civil War as Union and Confederate Armies camped in the same bottomland and eventual use as the Bell County Poor Farm cemetery. The Poor Farm was located on a portion of the land that is now the golf course. One of the earliest known marked stones bears the inscription:
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 36° 44.623′ N, 83° 41.638′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of Asher-Clear Creek Road and U.S. 25E, on the right when traveling east on Asher-Clear Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12206 Asher-Clear Creek Rd, Pineville KY 40977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naming of the Cumberland River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henderson Settlement (approx. half a mile away); First Camp Site In Kentucky (approx. half a mile away); Chained Rock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Gateway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joshua Fry Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Invasion and Retreat (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.