Cumberland Gap


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cumberland Gap,

natural passage through the Cumberland Mts., near the point where Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee meet. The gap was formed by the erosive action of a stream that once flowed there. It was explored and named in 1750 by Dr. Thomas Walker, leader of a land company exploration party. Daniel BooneBoone, Daniel,
1734–1820, American frontiersman, b. Oley (now Exeter) township, near Reading, Pa.

The Boones, English Quakers, left Pennsylvania in 1750 and settled (1751 or 1752) in the Yadkin valley of North Carolina.
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's Wilderness RoadWilderness Road,
principal avenue of westward migration for U.S. pioneers from c.1790 to 1840, blazed in 1775 by the American frontiersman Daniel Boone and an advance party of the Transylvania Company. Feeders from the east (Richmond, Va.) and the north (Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
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 ran through the gap. A strategic point in the Civil War, the gap was held alternately by Confederate and Union forces. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was established in 1940 (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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The most logical route starts and ends in Lexington, hitting Cumberland Gap, Big South Fork, and Mammoth Cave in that order.
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Charles, Mo., U.S.) Early American frontiersman and legendary hero who helped blaze a trail through Cumberland Gap, a notch in the Appalachian Mountains near the juncture of Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
In 1767, for instance, the American pioneer Daniel Boone (ca.1734-1820) passed through the Cumberland Gap into what is now Kentucky and settled there.
Yellow Creek begins at Fern Lake, a picture-postcard scene nestled up in the greenery of the mountains near the Cumberland Gap. It then drops several hundred feet over three miles into the Middlesboro basin, an ancient meteor crater that was once mostly filled with wetlands.
Daniel Boone began blazing the Wilderness Road, from Fort Chiswell in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, southwest then west through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky and to the Ohio R., where Boone established a fort and terminal station he named Boonesborough.

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