Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap (HMNWY)

Location: Ewing, VA 24248 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 35.989', W 83° 37.841'

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This pass was long the gateway to the west. On April 13, 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker reached the gap, which he named for the Duke of Cumberland, son of George II. A few years later Daniel Boone and numberless pioneers passed through it on the way to Kentucky. In August, 1863, Cumberland Gap was captured by a Union Army under General Ambrose E. Burnside.
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HM NumberHMNWY
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Marker NumberK 1
Year Placed1929
Placed ByConservation & Development Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 264687 N 4053702
Decimal Degrees36.59981667, -83.63068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.989', W 83° 37.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 59.34" N, 83° 37' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1501-1505 Old Wilderness Rd, Ewing VA 24248, US
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