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Reminiscences of Middlesboro, Harrogate and Cumberland Gap

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0377

This collection consists of a research paper from 1928 by Walter E. Bryson. The paper concerns the history of Middlesboro, Harrogate, and the Cumberland Gap. The paper discusses each community’s history, population growth, and industrial growth within these small mountain communities.

Dates

  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a research paper from 1928 by Walter E. Bryson. The paper concerns the history of Middlesboro, Harrogate, and the Cumberland Gap.

Biographical/Historical Note

Middlesboro or Middlesborough was first established in 1886. The city resides on the border between Tennessee/Kentucky. Middlesborough resides on the Kentucky side of the Cumberland Mountains. In May 1889 the population was 50 people and today the population has reached approximately 10,000 people.

Harrogate is a city in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Harrogate was established in 1888; however, the city was not incorporated to the city until 1993. The population increased to over 3,000 since the incorporation of the city. Lincoln Memorial University is located in Harrogate, Tennessee and the Cumberland Gap Historic Park outline the city.

Cumberland Gap is a pass through of the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains are the crossroads of three stats; Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The town of Cumberland Gap is also located in Claiborne County, Tennessee and was first established in 1888. Approximately 500 people live in this crossroad city.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Phillip M. Hammer.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480