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

Cumberland Gap

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, May 28, 2011
1. Cumberland Gap Marker
Inscription. First explored, 1750; Long Hunters used it until 1760, and Daniel Boone in 1769, cutting the Wilderness Trail through it in 1775. Hosts of pioneers followed even before the road was built in 1796. Postal service was established in 1795 and a post office in 1803. The Gap changed hands 4 times during the War Between the States.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D8.)
 
Location. 36° 35.944′ N, 83° 39.983′ W. Marker is in Cumblerland Gap, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Merlyn Street and Colwyn Street, on the right when traveling south on Merlyn Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland Gap TN 37724, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrow School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three States Cornerstone (about 700 feet away); Iron Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Named for a British Lord (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Powell's Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); A Maze of Mountains
Cumberland Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 28, 2011
2. Cumberland Gap Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); "This American Gibraltar" (approx. half a mile away in Kentucky).
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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