Boone's Trace Trail unveiled - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Boone's Trace Trail unveiled

Boone's Trace Trail unveiled Boone's Trace Trail unveiled
MIDDLESBORO, KY (AP) -

A modern map marking the trail taken by pioneer Daniel Boone into central Kentucky has been unveiled.

The Middlesboro Daily News reports hundreds of Boone's descendants, historians and community members gathered at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on Saturday to see Boone's Trace Trail revealed.

The trail marks more than 120 miles in six counties as Boone traveled from Cumberland Gap to Clark County, where he built Fort Boonesborough. 

The project's first phase, which opened last week, featured a website and an app for a smartphone for people interested in visiting places on the trail.

Bell County officials say they think it will boost tourism.

The project has been in the works for three years, with University of Kentucky students helping to map areas of the trail.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • SPECIAL REPORT

    CBS 5 Investigates The Phantom Killer

    CBS 5 Investigates The Phantom Killer

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:43:21 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:00:14 GMT
    (Source: CBS 5)(Source: CBS 5)

    A sleepy Arizona town was shaken into a state of fear after two little girls vanished only to be found murdered. Their killer, The Phantom, taunted police. While the case was seemingly closed decades ago, there is a new chapter emerging.

    More >>

    A sleepy Arizona town was shaken into a state of fear after two little girls vanished only to be found murdered. Their killer, The Phantom, taunted police. While the case was seemingly closed decades ago, there is a new chapter emerging.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly