Cumberland Ford

Cumberland Ford (HMNXV)

Location: Pineville, KY 40977 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 45.819', W 83° 41.623'

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One of the most important points on the Wilderness Road marked by Daniel Boone in 1775. Ford first used by Indians, then by early explorers and the Long Hunters. After Boone opened the way west, more than 100,000 settlers used the crossing as a gateway to Ky. During the Civil War ford occupied by both Union and CSA troops because of its strategic location.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceRiver
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker Number1426
Year Placed1971
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker Condition
7 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DARYL SKAGGS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259558 N 4072038
Decimal Degrees36.76365000, -83.69371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.819', W 83° 41.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 49.1400" N, 83° 41' 37.3800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-25E, Pineville KY 40977, US
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