Near Ewing in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Maze of Mountains
Nature provided only three good routes for a mass migration through the maze: the Mohawk valley in upstate New York, the Potomac's passage that linked the Chesapeake to the Ohio valley, and the Gap you see below. For some 300,000 pioneers from the mid-Atlantic and southern states, this was the best road west.
Erected by Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 36° 36.314′ N, 83° 40.035′ W. Marker is near Ewing, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Pinnacle Road, on the right when traveling east. Located on the Pinnacle Overlook trail in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. 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 Named for a British Lord (here, next to this marker); Powell's Valley (a few steps from this marker); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundaries Settled (within shouting distance of this marker); "This American Gibraltar" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in Kentucky); Waiting for the Battle that Never Came (about 400 feet away in Kentucky); Pinnacle Overlook (about 500 feet away in Kentucky); Iron Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ewing.
Also see . . . Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.