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Cumberland Gap in Claiborne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Three States Cornerstone

1˝ mi.

 
 
Three States Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
1. Three States Cornerstone Marker
Inscription.  The cornerstone for Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee is on Three States Peak. The first Virginia - North Carolina (later Tennessee) boundary at this point was surveyed in 1779 by Dr. Thomas Walker and Col. Richard Henderson. The present line and corner were established by compromise following a controversy in 1802. A Supreme Court decision in 1903 finally approved the location.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 36° 36.024′ N, 83° 40.097′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennlyn Ave. and Llewelyn Street, on the right when traveling north on Pennlyn Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland Gap TN 37724, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russell Berkau 1867 - 1936 (within shouting distance of this marker); On Guard in Cumberland Gap
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Virginia); Iron Furnace (about 400 feet away in Virginia); Gateway to Kaintuck (about 400 feet away in Virginia); Hiking in the Gap (about 400 feet away in Virginia); Cumberland Gap (about 700 feet away); Warriors' Path (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia); Gap Cave (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia).
 
Three States Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
2. Three States Cornerstone Marker
Kentucky image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
3. Kentucky
The Bluegrass State
Boundaries Settled image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
4. Boundaries Settled
Tennessee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
5. Tennessee
The Volunteer State
Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
6. Virginia
The Old Dominion
Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
7. Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 88 times this year. Last updated on June 24, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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