A Maze of Mountains

A Maze of Mountains (HMNZY)

Location: Middlesboro, KY 40965 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 36.314', W 83° 40.035'

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The Cumberland Mountains on which you stand are only one link in a great chain of ridges and valleys that stretch 900 miles from New England to Alabama. The Appalachian wilderness was a 150-mile-wide wall to settlers looking west in the late 1700s.

Nature provided only three good routes for a mass migration through the maze: the Mohawk valley in upstate New York, the Potomac's passage that linked the Chesapeake to the Ohio valley, and the Gap you see below. For some 300,000 pioneers from the mid-Atlantic and southern states, this was the best road west.
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HM NumberHMNZY
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Placed ByCumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 261432 N 4054393
Decimal Degrees36.60523333, -83.66725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.314', W 83° 40.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 18.84" N, 83° 40' 2.10" W
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Area Code(s)423, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1603 Pinacle Rd, Middlesboro KY 40965, US
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