“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Pineville, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Bell County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bell County, KY (52) Clay County, KY (9) Harlan County, KY (33) Knox County, KY (7) Leslie County, KY (9) Whitley County, KY (15) Claiborne County, TN (22) Lee County, VA (41)  BellCounty(52) Bell County (52)  ClayCounty(9) Clay County (9)  HarlanCounty(33) Harlan County (33)  KnoxCounty(7) Knox County (7)  LeslieCounty(9) Leslie County (9)  WhitleyCounty(15) Whitley County (15)  ClaiborneCountyTennessee(22) Claiborne County (22)  LeeCountyVirginia(41) Lee County (41)
Pineville is the county seat for Bell County
Pineville is in Bell County
      Bell County (52)  
      Clay County (9)  
      Harlan County (33)  
      Knox County (7)  
      Leslie County (9)  
      Whitley County (15)  
      Claiborne County, Tennessee (22)  
      Lee County, Virginia (41)  
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1Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — Chained Rock
Chained Rock is a boulder formation of Pine Mountain, 2,200 feet above sea level. The Chain, 101 feet long with seen pound links, was carried here by a four-mule team in two trips. It is anchored to the rock with pegs 1˝ × 24 inches concreted into . . . Map (db m181126) HM
2Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — 1426 — Cumberland Ford
One of the most important points on the Wilderness Road marked by Daniel Boone in 1775. Ford first used by Indians, then by early explorers and the Long Hunters. After Boone opened the way west, more than 100,000 settlers used the crossing as a . . . Map (db m35831) HM
3Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — 683 — Invasion and Retreat
On route of Gen. E. Kirby Smith's Confederate invasion of Kentucky, fall 1862, concurrent with that of Bragg to the west. At Richmond Smith defeated USA, then occupied Lexington, Sept. 2. The Battle of Perryville prevented CSA plan to take central . . . Map (db m181124) HM
4Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — 198 — Joshua Fry Bell
Bell County formed from Harlan and Knox Counties, 1867. Named for Joshua Fry Bell, 1811-70, Congressman, Ky. Sec. of State, Comr. to peace conference in 1861 and State Legislator. He was g. grandson of Dr. Thomas Walker, explorer of Ky. . . . Map (db m35871) HM
5Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — Mountain Gateway
Bell County, named for Joshua Fry Bell (1811-1870), was formed just after the Civil War in February of 1867 from portions of Harlan and Knox Counties. Pineville, the county seat, being so near the site where pioneers on the Wilderness Road crossed . . . Map (db m35875) HM
6Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — 2045 — Naming of the Cumberland River
Near this site where the creek enters the river, on April 17, 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker first viewed the river he named for the Duke of Cumberland. Known as the "Narrows," this area became a significant gateway for travelers on the Wilderness Road. . . . Map (db m181163) HM
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7Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — The Wilderness Road
Following in Their Footsteps The Wilderness Road was a 200-mil, overland route made famous by legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone. First mapped in 1750 by Dr. Thomas Walker, the route began as a series of braided trails, called traces, created by . . . Map (db m181125) HM
8Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — 1272 — Wallsend Mine
The first to begin operations in Bell County, starting in 1889, with 1500 acres of coal land. Extension of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to this area in 1888 marked the beginning of a new industrial era. This mine was not a financial . . . Map (db m35854) HM
9Kentucky (Bell County), Pineville — Wilderness Road Cemetery
This cemetery was established by pioneers traveling along Boone's Wilderness Road during the late 1700's and early 1800's. These first settlers camped in the bottomland that is now Wasioto Golf Course while preparing to cross the Cumberland . . . Map (db m181156) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022