Powell's Valley

Powell's Valley (HMNZW)

Location: Middlesboro, KY 40965 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.314', W 83° 40.028'

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The names of the valley, river, and mountains that stretch out before you echo the names of long-hunters and explorers of the mid-18th century. Frontiersman Ambrose Powell came here with the Loyal Land Company expedition in April 1750.

Long-hunter Elisha Walden saw Powell's name and initials still carved on many trees when he hunted buffalo, elk, bear, and deer in the valley below in the 1760s. For wildlife and pioneer alike, Powell Valley provided a broad, easy travel corridor to the Gap.
Placed ByCumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 261442 N 4054393
Decimal Degrees36.60523333, -83.66713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.314', W 83° 40.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 18.84" N, 83° 40' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)423, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1603 Pinacle Rd, Middlesboro KY 40965, US
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