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

Three States Cornerstone

1 1/2 mi.

 
 
Three States Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
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 Virgina - 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 Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D14.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Furnace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cumberland Gap (about 700 feet away); Harrow School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Named for a British Lord (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); A Maze of Mountains (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); Powell's Valley
Three States Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
2. Three States Cornerstone Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Gap.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Kentucky image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
3. Kentucky
The Bluegrass State
Boundaries Settled image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
4. Boundaries Settled
Tennessee image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
5. Tennessee
The Volunteer State
Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
6. Virginia
The Old Dominion
Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2011
7. Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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