Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site Maps

Barbourville, KY

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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site Description

Top Five Things to Do 1. Visit a replica of the first Kentucky home. 2. Play mini golf. 3. Ride the giant slide. 4. Enjoy kid-friendly recreation. 5. Shop for gifts and T-shirts. Born in Virginia, Thomas Walker studied medicine and became a doctor but also speculated in land. He joined the Loyal Land Company, organized and led the first expedition through the gap in the mountains, which he named Cumberland Gap in 1750. His expedition explored thousands of acres of land in the western wilderness of Kentucky decades before Lewis & Clark. Near the river, which he named the Cumberland, Walker bui

: 36.840, -83.919
: 12 acres (0.05 km²)
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: Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site