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Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Elissa Graff, July 19, 2010
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap Marker
Inscription.
Side A:
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)

Side B:
Cumberland Gap
Expedition coleader William Clark traveled through the Gap in Dec. 1806 on his way to Washington to reunite with Lewis and to report to President Thomas Jefferson and other government officials about the journey.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2217.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 36° 36.412′ N, 83° 42.103′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on U.S. 25E, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Cumberland Gap National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America.
 
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. 0.3 miles away); The Emigrant's Dream
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By Elissa Graff
2. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap Marker - Side A
(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. 1.5 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.) 
 
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Cumberland Gap - Side B image. Click for full size.
By Elissa Graff, July 19, 2010
3. Cumberland Gap - Side B
Entrance to Cumberland Gap Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
4. Entrance to Cumberland Gap Park and Marker
The marker is almost hidden behind the sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 53 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.
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