The Cumberland Trace

The Cumberland Trace (HMQHU)

Location: Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 31.865', W 85° 50.937'

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A Native American Trail

Named by early pioneers traversing thru the region, this designated Indian trail led these settlers into this area during Western migration. This mainly Cherokee trail, (although used some by the Shawnee), originated at Rockwood in Roane County, Tennessee. It meandered northward into Jackson County where it forked. One prong went through Smith, Trousdale, and Sumner Counties to its' destination at Nashville. The other section continued through Jackson County and the Indian villages there to emerge at two sites in Macon County. The lower leg entered at the county's extreme southeastern corner and the upper leg entered above Jennings Creek. The two joined south of Red Boiling Springs and thence traveled west of there to Monroe County, Kentucky where the trail crossed the Macon County line in the proximity of White Oak, Long and Salt Lick Creeks. The trace reached its' end at the Indian settlements on the Green and Barren Rivers in Southern Kentucky. Daniel Boone followed the Cumberland Trace during his explorations thru here.
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Placed ByMacon County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 603043 N 4043472
Decimal Degrees36.53108333, -85.84895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 31.865', W 85° 50.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 31' 51.90" N, 85° 50' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212-298 E Main St, Red Boiling Springs TN 37150, US
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