Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Three States Cornerstone

Marker ID: THC 1D 14
Location: on Pennlyn Ave near the corner of Llewelyn St in Cumberland Gap, TN
County: Claiborne
Coordinates: N 36° 36.019    W 083° 40.091
  36.60031666    -83.66818333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3X45


Three States Cornerstone

<<--1 1/2 mi.--<<

The cornerstone for Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee is on Three States Peak. The first Virginia-North Carolina (later Tennessee) boundary at this point was surveyed in 1779 by Dr. Thomas Walker and Col. Richard Henderson. The present line and corner were established by compromise following a controversy in 1802. A Supreme Court decision in 1903 finally approved the location.

Tennessee Historical Commission