Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap
Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a party of Expedition veterans and a Mandan Indian delegation, went through Cumberland Gap in Nov. 1806 en route to Washington to report on the expedition. (Over)
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2217.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Notable Events • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists.
Location. 36° 36.412′ N, 83° 42.103′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlesboro KY 40965, 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. Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. ¼ mile away); The Emigrant's Dream (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gateway to Kaintuck (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middlesborough (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Vision (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel Arthur Campbell (approx. one mile away); Two-Way Traffic (approx. 1.3 miles away); Defense of the Gap (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
More about this marker. Marker presented by the Ohio River Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission, Bell Co. Historical Society, Bell Co. Tourism
Also see . . . Lewis and Clark in Kentucky. The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission tells of the significance of Kentucky with the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Submitted on July 24, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.