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Daniel Boone's Trail

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Daniel Boone's Trail

This "trail" connects sites significant to the life of Daniel Boone, in particular those associated with his marking of Boone's Trace in 1775. As of February 2015, this online presentation is still under construction. More information is being added continually, but enough is…

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Boone's Cave

Traditional stories claim that Daniel Boone hid in this cave while being pursued by Indians. That is not likely true, because the dominant tribe of the region at that time, the Catawba, welcomed and…

Graves of Daniel Boone's Parents

Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan Boone, the parents of America's pioneer hero, Daniel Boone, are buried in Mocksville, NC, at the Joppa Cemetery. This is actually a graveyard as it surrounded at one time…

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

During the Cherokee War, a sub-conflict of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), settlers in the Carolina piedmont often “forted” for protection at Fort Dobbs. Daniel Boone’s family was among…

The Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association built a replica blockhouse around which to interpret life on the frontier of southwest Virginia during the late 18th century. The structure helps recall…

Natural Tunnel State Park

Natural Tunnel State Park includes the railroad tunnel along Stock Creek which was enlarged from the "natural tunnel" that originally pierced through the mountain. Daniel Boone and the 30 axemen…

Moccasin Gap

Passage through the Clinch Mountains was through Moccasin Gap, a water gap, where Moccasin Creek flowed south into the North Fork Holston River. Daniel Boone and the axemen passed through this gap in…

1914 DAR marker in Gate City

In 1914, the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker for "Daniel Boone Trail" at the Scott County Courthouse. Elizabeth Preston Gray of Bristol, VA, was in charge of the project for the…

Duffield, Virginia

Duffield was known during the pioneer era as "Little Flat Lick" for a salt spring in the area. And from this open area, visitors can see a notch in Powell Mountain. This is Kane Gap, the pass through…

Martin's Station at Wilderness Road State Park

A replica of Martin's Station provides an impressive venue for historical interpretation and reenactments of life on the Virginia frontier in the late 18th century.

Joseph Martin was building the…

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

The history of Fort Watauga and the overmountain settlement around Sycamore Shoals is interpreted today at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, TN.

The complex includes a replica…

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