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Historical markers : Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap marker

Marker Number: 2217
County: Bell
Location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Description: Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a party of Expedition veterans and a Mandan Indian delegation, went through Cumberland Gap in Nov. 1806 en route to Washington to report on the expedition. Over. .

Cumberland Gap marker

(Reverse) Expedition coleader William Clark traveled through the Gap in Dec. 1806 on his way to Washington to reunite with Lewis and to report to President Thomas Jefferson and other government officials about the journey. Sponsored by Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, National Park Service, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation-Ohio River Chapter, Bell County Historical Society, and Bell County Tourism.

Cumberland Gap Marker

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