Ascent of Cumberland County High Point on 2017-03-20
|Others in Party:||Rose|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, March 20, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Cumberland County High Point|
| Elevation:||1120 ft / 341 m|
Ascent Trip Reportxcountry/woods track sb .... .5 mile, 40' gain, 20 minutes RT.
From JCT Hwy#61/Ashlock Road just north of TN/KY State Line we drove W on Ashlock for .6 miles to the crest of the road and parked at a lone gate on the left, (???) no fencing.
I walked the grass field S 75 yds to the woods, where just inside a woods track took me another 200 yds to a E-W fence line with an odd/mobile/rickety ladder fence stile. The high ground is to the left (E), but not sure if the fence line is "the" KY/TN State Line. So I stomped both sides of the fence line to my satisfaction. There are 2 fence lines to deal with.
"CUMBERLAND COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1798 AND NAMED FOR THE CUMBERLAND RIVER, WHICH IN TURN WAS NAMED FOR THE CUMBERLAND RIVER WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND OR THE ENGLISH COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. AS OF THE 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 6,856 WITH ITS COUNTY SEAT AS BURKESVILLE.
IN 1829 THE FIRST OIL WELL IN THE UNITED STATES WAS DUG 3 MILES NORTH OF BURKESVILLE, IT IS THE FIRST COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES TO ELECT A FEMALE SHERIFF PEARL CARTER PACE.
THE COUNTY WAS A DRY COUNTY UNTIL JUNE 2016 - SALE OF ALCOHOL IS NOW LEGAL."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| Route:||xcountry/track sb from ashlock rd.|
| Trailhead:||Ashlock Road 1080 ft / 329 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
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