Boone Trace in Knox County, Kentucky - 1775
The Knox Historical Museum has partnered with two organizations dedicated to marking, preserving and promoting the Daniel Boone Trace: the Friends of Boone Trace based in central Kentucky and The Boone Society based in North Carolina.
The Boone Trace was blazed in 1775 and was one of the first roads through southeast Kentucky, not counting the Warrior's Path and the old Skaggs Trace. The Trace was a significant pioneer route into Kentucky for about two decades, prior to the establishment of the Wilderness Road in 1796.
Route identified through extensive research of Knox Historical Museum staff
The museum's Doug Bargo recently came across this article about the unveiling of a new Daniel Boone state in Barbourville, Kentucky.
The article was published in the Columbia Magazine. The statue was unveiled on August 24, 2012. The Columbia Magazine is published monthly by the Knights of Columbus.
Here's the link:
Want to follow the footsteps of Daniel Boone through Knox County? The trail blazed by Daniel Boone in 1775 not only still exists throughout most of our county but most of the trail may be traveled by car along paved roads.
Articles about the Boone Trace written or selected by the Knox Historical Museum staff and published on our website, with the most recent listed first
A selection of videos promoting Boone Trace