Tri-State Peak

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Tri-State Peak
Tri-state-peak-overview.jpg
The summit of Tri-State Peak
Highest point
Elevation1,990 ft (610 m)[1]
Coordinates36°36′03″N 83°40′28″W / 36.60083°N 83.67444°W / 36.60083; -83.67444 (Tri-State Peak)Coordinates: 36°36′03″N 83°40′28″W / 36.60083°N 83.67444°W / 36.60083; -83.67444 (Tri-State Peak)
Geography
LocationCumberland Gap National Historical Park, Bell County, Kentucky, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and Lee County, Virginia, United States
Parent rangeCumberland Mountains
Climbing
Easiest routeTri-State Peak Trail

Tri-State Peak is a mountain located in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, near the "saddle" of the gap. It gets its name from being on the tripoint of the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The elevation at the tri-state marker is 1,990 feet (610 m).[2] The marker can be accessed via the "tri-state peak trail," (via connections with the Gap trail and the Object Lesson Road trail) and is about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the park's visitor's center.[3]

The site also includes a marker denoting the location as being on the "Royal Colonial Boundary of 1665," which was marked by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Geological Survey (2016). Middlesboro South (PDF) (Topographic map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tri-State Peak at Cumberland Gap". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10.
  3. ^ "Trails at Cumberland Gap". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10.