Natural OpeningThe road in front of you winds through Big Creek Gap, one of the few natural openings through the Cumberland Mountains in the region. During the Civil War, this corridor was much narrower and steeper, and even lightly loaded wagons found travel extremely hazardous. Cumberland Gap, one the main migration route from the eastern states to the west and a strategic gateway during the Civil War, is about thirty miles northeast of here.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 757838 N 4030812|
|Decimal Degrees||36.38790000, -84.12540000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 23.274', W 84° 7.524'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 23' 16.44" N, 84° 7' 31.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 558-598 N Indiana Ave, La Follette TN 37766, US|
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