Moccasin Gap

Moccasin Gap (HM2I2L)

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N 36° 38.27', W 82° 33.721'

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Moccasin Gap in Clinch Mountain links the valleys of the Holston and Clinch Rivers. Through here passed the main trail between Cherokee territory to the south and Shawnee lands in present-day Ohio. Hunters and explorers of European descent were using the gap by the mid-18th century. In 1775 Richard Henderson, a land speculator, hired Daniel Boone to clear a route to Kentucky. Boone and 30 men widened the existing Indian path to create the Wilderness Road, over which thousands of settlers later passed. The arrival of the railroad in the 1880s and the construction of U.S. highways in the 20th century ensured that Moccasin Gap would remain a significant transportation route.
Department of Historic Resources, 2016
HM NumberHM2I2L
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 360356 N 4055833
Decimal Degrees36.63783333, -82.56201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.27', W 82° 33.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 16.2" N, 82° 33' 43.26" W
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