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Daniel Boone's Trail

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In August 2013, the good citizens of Barbourville erected a new statue of Daniel Boone at the Knox County Courthouse. Since 1948, this community has hosted the Daniel Boone Festival each October, the longest-running continuous festival in Kentucky.…

In March 1775, Daniel Boone departed the Long Island of the Holston, in today's Kingsport, TN, along with 30 axe men to begin marking a trail for others to follow into the Kentucky lands across the Cumberland Gap. He departed on this expedition under…

Before dawn on March 25, 1775, Boone’s party was attacked by Shawnee warriors. Some axe men were killed, others wounded. Boone and the men fought off the attackers and then hurriedly built small cabins to protect themselves over the following week…

A statue of Daniel Boone stands on University Drive beside the Crabbe Library on the campus of East Kentucky University in Richmond. It was cast in 1967 from the 1892 sculpture by Enid Yandell. The first casting from the same sculpture stands in…

In 1915, the Kentucky DAR placed a cast iron tablet across the street from the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel to commemorate the Boone Trace. Today that marker remains at the corner of Main Street South and Prospect St. in Berea. (This marker is one of…

US 25 crosses from Rockcastle County into Madison County at Boone Gap. This crest divides the waters of the Rockcastle River basin from the Kentucky River basin. The DAR placed a marker here in 1915. With an inscription in the concrete base on…

In Rockcastle County, US 25E runs through Livingston and is called the South Wilderness Road. In the center of town, a historical pedestal marker, placed by the Rockcastle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in 2012,, shares about the…

Old Hazel Patch was a campsite at the conjunction of two old paths, Boone Trace and Skagg’s Trace. A historical marker for “The Hazel Patch” is on KY 490 about six miles east of US 25E. A marker placed in 1942 sits nearby on private property in…

Defeated Camp and Boone Trace remnant A remnant of the Boone Trace runs through Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park near the McHargue’s Water Mill. Nearby are the mass graves for 24 of the McNitt Party, pioneers killed by Shawnee warriors…

Old Flat Lick is the historic point where three trails (Wilderness Road, Boone’s Trace, and Warrior’s Path) merged to follow Yellow Creek toward Cumberland Gap. Daniel Boone Memorial Park commemorates this spot today along Evergreen Road at Old…

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