Daniel Boone - Wilderness Road

Daniel Boone - Wilderness Road American History Geography Legends and Legendary People

Daniel Boone was hired by Colonel Henderson to blaze a trail through the Kentucky wilderness.  He used a gap in the mountains - called the Cumberland Gap - to achieve his objective.

The map depicted here shows both the trail Boone helped to blaze (known as the Wilderness Road) and the fort which Boone established near the end of the road (known as Boonesborough).

Click on the image for a much-better view.


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Map of the Wilderness Road, and surrounding territory, online courtesy THFK (TN History for Kids.)


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