The Wilderness Road and Dixie Hwy-Cumberland Gap Loop
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 36° 57.580 W 084° 05.618
16S E 758764 N 4094346
Quick Description: Junction of the Dixie Hwy and the Dixie Hwy Cumberland Gap Loop(old 25E), which followed the Wilderness Road. The Wilderness Road was blazed by Daniel Boone, following an old buffalo road that crossed through the Cumberland Gap southeast of here.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2010 11:19:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMA7K0
Views: 11

Long Description:
Former alignment of the Dixie Highway Cumberland Gap Loop, 25E. The road mostly follows an old buffalo road used by Daniel Boone, known as the Wilderness Road. This route was very important to opening up Kentucky to early settlers. Native Americans also used this route to travel through the area. The loop runs through the Cumberland Gap, which became a destination to those traveling the Dixie Highway. A new allignment of 25E is located north of here.

Col. Sanders of KFC started his first restaurant and developed his famous recipe here. He started with a gasoline filling station at the point of the intersection here, and serviced traffic on the early Dixie Hwy. See nearby waymarks for additional details.

I guess one could say that this might have been the origins of Buffalo wings!
Feature Discription: The beginning of the old Dixie Hwy Cumberland Gap route alignemt

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Cumberland Gap near Middlesboro, KY

End of the road: Ohio River

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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