Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
4929 Ky 459
Barbourville, KY 40906
606-546-4400
https://parks.ky.gov/barbourville/parks/historic/dr-thomas-walker-state-historic-site
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Although Daniel Boone is remembered in legend, Dr. Thomas Walker in fact preceded Boone by 17 years into Kentucky. A physician and surveyor, he led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Near the river which he named the Cumberland, Walker built a cabin, a replica of which stands on the site today.

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