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In 1774 Judge (and land speculator) Richard Henderson of North Carolina hired Daniel Boone to blaze a trail through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky. An estimated 70,000 pioneers followed the Wilderness Road on foot or horseback into Kentucky and beyond before it was turned into a wagon road in 1796.
- Bristol, Washington, Virginia
- Cumberland Gap where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky meet
- Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Settlers and Records
For partial list of settlers who used the Wilderness Road, see .
- Johnson, Robert Foster. Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Owensboro, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1981. FHL US/CAN Book 973 V3j.
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