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Near Jenkins in Letcher County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pound Gap

 
 
Pound Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
1. Pound Gap Marker
Inscription. Route through here discovered by Christopher Gist, April 1, 1751.
†††††Brig. Gen. Garfield and 700 Union troops forced 500 CSA men from here March 16, 1862 and burned CSA supplies. On last raid in Ky. Morganís Raiders dislodged Union forces here June 1, 1864 and moved on to Mt. Sterling, Lexington and Cynthiana. They then returned to Virginia.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 510.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 9.459′ N, 82° 38.207′ W. Marker is near Jenkins, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 23 0.8 miles east of U.S. 119, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at a roadside pullout that is only accessible from the US 23 northbound lanes. Marker is in this post office area: Jenkins KY 41537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pound Gap Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brothers Once More (approx. ľ mile away); Caudillís Army (approx. ľ mile away); Wise County / Kentucky
Pound Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. Pound Gap Marker
Highway cut showing geological rock strata in background
(approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named Pound Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Jenkins (approx. half a mile away); Pound Gap Engagement (approx. ĺ mile away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 0.8 miles away in Virginia).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pound Gap - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 23, 2016.)
2. Pound Gap (Wise County). From The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. (Submitted on August 23, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationWar, US Civil
 
View to Southeast of Pound Gap from Roadside Pullout image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
3. View to Southeast of Pound Gap from Roadside Pullout
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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