Windows Into Our Past, Vol 3

The Longhunters &
Associated Families

In 1750 when Dr. Thomas Walker  traveled through the area now known as Lee Co., VA, his part began their journey by following, what is now known as the Wilderness Trail.  Beginning their trek at the New River (near wht is present day Blacksburg) continuing on to (current day) Wytheville, to Abingdon, to the Block House (present day Kingsport) on the Holston River.  They journeyed on to Rogersville, Sneedville, on the Clinch. They then crossed from Blackwater over the mountains into Virginia. After crossing the Beargrass River (known today as the Powell River) they passed through Jonesville. They continued westward on to Indian Creek, near Ewing.  They followed Indian Creek on towards the Cumberland Gap and on into Kentucky.

The journeys of the longhunters began much earlier than 1760, beginning with their immigration to the colonies. They by their very nature were adventurers who were able to take naturally to the wilderness like an Indian or wolf. They cherished freedom, solitude, and the wilderness. Possessing an unwillingness to live “cooped-up” in towns or settlements, this led to their ever increasing penetration into the wilderness. They led the way to where others would only later venture in years to come.

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