Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Martin's Station (Cumberland Gap)
Joseph Martin first settled in the Southwest Virginia frontier in 1769 and built the original "Station", or Fort, in present day Rose Hill. See the History of Martin's Station. Martin's Station played a key role in the settlement of the Powell Valley and Clinch River territory, helping provide shelter for other settlers moving up the Wilderness Road now stretching from Pennsylvania to SW Virginia. SW Virginia Settlement. Martins' Station, Wilderness Road State Park (Virginia), has public Events throughout the year, with the primary Living History weekends being the Raid on Martin's Station, 2nd weekend in May, and the Wilderness Road Heritage Festivel, 2nd weekend in October.