The Wilderness Road trail was first marked by Daniel Boone in March of 1775. Ultimately it became known as the great emigrant trail which led from southwestern Virginia via the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky. The Gap was in the Appalachian Mountains in the vicinity of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee down to the Ohio River.
Another fascinating article! My extended family includes the Van Bibbers, by marriage, who fought at Point Pleasant and were friends of Daniel Boone. One of their daughters married Jesse Boone, on of the younger sons.