Place:Cumberland Gap, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States


NameCumberland Gap
Coordinates36.599°N 83.667°W
Located inClaiborne, Tennessee, United States
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Cumberland Gap is a town in Claiborne County, Tennessee, United States.[1] Its population was 494 at the 2010 census, and estimated to be 490 in 2019.[2] The town is located below the Cumberland Gap, a historic mountain pass for which is the town's namesake, and inside of the boundaries of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.[3]

The majority of the town's downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Cumberland Gap Historic District.

From the Wikipedia article: Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap (el. 1600 ft./488 m.) is a pass through the Cumberland Mountains region of the Appalachian Mountains, also known as the Cumberland Water Gap. Famous in American history for its role as the chief passageway through the central Appalachians, it was an important part of the Wilderness Road. Long used by Native Americans, the path was widened by a team of loggers led by Daniel Boone, making it accessible to pioneers, who used it to journey into the western frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Daniel Boone Leading His Party through the Cumberland Gap, c. 1776.

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