Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Covid-19 Update:  Since I picked back up on blogging, I’ve been sharing brief updates about our travels.  Rest assured, we are taking precautions.  Wearing masks, eating outdoors or take out (or in empty restaurants), and hand sanitizing.  We are doing our part to keep ourselves and others safe!


Two weeks ago, Greg and I spent the weekend exploring some of Southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and part of that time was spent in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

“Where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia converge, a path to new worlds appears. Early native Americans traveled through it along a game trail, before English-speaking settlers, including Daniel Boone, came through in the 1700s to carve out what became known as Wilderness Road. According to many accounts, between 200,000 and 300,000 settlers came through the Gap into Kentucky and beyond from 1775 to 1810” –

I was standing in Virginia when I took the next photo and looked upon Kentucky.

In this last photo we celebrated Life and Election Results ❤

7 thoughts on “Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

  1. Beautiful images Laurie 🙂 Im curious if there are any buildings or structures that are half in Virginia and half in Kentucky where there would be a confusing property tax situation ?

  2. How magnificent ! Walking in the footsteps of so many before you and Daniel Boone no less! Fun photo of your feet in two states at once 😀 Looks like you two are having the time of your lives, no one’s more deserving LB ! I’m so happy ya’ all are happy 🥰❤️

    • I’m so glad that you read that quote, Kelly. I was hoping that people would. The whole time I was there, I thought of all those who traveled through … on foot and not in comfy sneakers like I was wearing. Carrying their whole life’s possesions. Knowing they might never see loved ones again.
      It’s pretty incredible!
      We are together again this weekend and getting ready to enjoy a long, Thanksgiving weekend. I’m grateful for so much, and also for you! ❤

    • Hi Deborah! We are still living separately for another year, so the weekends are for exploring (when the chores and obligations are done 🙂 ). You should come east … lots to see and enjoy!

  3. Laurie you were the first one who told me about Cumberland Gap first being a trail used by American Indians. I know frontiersmen must have used it too, because of course! But I am dying to go there someday because I am sure my Cherokee ancestors used that trail. Thank you for your photos that show what a beautiful place it is.

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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