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Cumberland Gap

a pass in the Cumberland Mountains at the junction of the Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee boundaries. 1315 feet (401 meters) high. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Their fears were confirmed before they reached Cumberland Gap.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • We went on through Cumberland Gap to Knoxville, where we had a snowstorm.

    Terry's Texas Rangers Leonidas B. Giles
  • Nevertheless he had toiled on and was passing through Cumberland Gap.

    The Sword of Antietam Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Here they found a hunter's trail which led them through Cumberland Gap.

    Daniel Boone

    Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • The record of his travels by the discoverer of Cumberland Gap.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • His finger indicated the headwaters of the Ohio and the ink-marked spot where the steep ridges broke at Cumberland Gap.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • Cumberland Gap controlled the most important line of communication in the Confederacy.

    The Life of Jefferson Davis Frank H. Alfriend
  • On the 28th reports were brought of an advance of Union troops from the direction of Cumberland Gap.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • But our first step was to be relieved of the threatening from the direction of Cumberland Gap.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • My plans were to reach the Union lines at the nearest point, which was then Cumberland Gap.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
Cumberland Gap in Culture

Cumberland Gap definition

Pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that was used by early settlers to move west.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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