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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Barbourville, Kentucky

Kentucky's 1st house built by a white man in the year 1750
Kentucky's 1st house built by a white man in the year 1750
  • Kentucky's 1st house built by a white man in the year 1750
About

Dr. Thomas Walker led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Near the river which he named the Cumberland, Walker built a cabin, a replica of which stands on the site today.12-acre park, mini-golf, gift shop, picnic shelters, playground,  and a lighted basketball court. Park grounds are open year round, facilities are seasonal.

Features
  • - Golf
  • - KY Handcrafters Shop
  • - Lake Acres: 0
  • - Open Year-round
  • - Park Acres: 12
  • - Pets Accepted
  • - Picnic Area
  • - Playgrounds
  • - State Historic Site
  • - State Recreational Park
  • - Trails (Miles): 0
  • - Wheelchair Access
Directions
5 Miles SW of Barbourville on KY 459
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4929 Ky 459
Barbourville, KY 40906

Region: Daniel Boone Country
Phone: 606-546-4400
Alt Phone: 606-546-4400
Fax: 606-546-4400
Website: parks.ky.gov
Email: thomaswalker@ky.gov

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