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The Kentucky Wildlands

The process is underway to designate southern and eastern Kentucky as the Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area. The Secretary of the Interior is undertaking The Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area Feasibility Study to determine whether the region meets the requirements to become Kentucky’s first National Heritage Area.


@astctour Twitter List on History and Museums

Our YouTube Playlist on History and Museums use the map to zoom into our region


Check out the National Parks page for more history


Lonesome Pine Trails (History)

Blue Ridge Parkway

Civil War Trails

Southern WV

8 Ghost Towns in Southern WV

Exhibition Coal Mine (Beckley)

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (Matewan) CRDRT

Matewan Depot Replica Museum (CRDRT)

50th Anniversy of The Buffalo Creek Disaster 

"Early on the morning of February 26, 1972, a coal slurry impoundment on Buffalo Creek collapsed, sending millions of gallons of wastewater rushing into the valley below."

Steven Cody Straley

Eastern KY

The Kentucky Wildlands

     Civil War History

     Legends and Lore

     Pioneering Education


Pine Mountain Settlement School Archives (Harlan County)

Harlan County (Historical Cultural)

Kentucky Coal Museum (Harlan County) CRDRT

Portal 31 Coal Mine and Tour (Harlan)

Letcher County CRDRT

Hatfields and McCoys Feud Self-Guided Tour (Pike County) CRDRT

More information on the history

Pikeville Area  CRDRT

Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral (Perry County)

Battle of Leatherwood Civil War (Perry County).  3 day event in Oct.

Barthell Coal Mining Camp Tours (Sterns)

Big South Fork Scenic Railway (Sterns.  Takes you to the Barthell Coal Mining Camp)

Red River Gorge

Stay in Clay

Godbey Appalachian Cultural & Fine Arts Center

Western NC

Western North Carolina Historical Association 

Northeastern TN

First Tennessee Development District


Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Heart of Appalachia

Visit Southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia Museum State Park.  Big Stone Gap

Harry W. Meador Coal Museum.  Big Stone Gap

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center.  Duffield.

Appalachian African-American Cultural Center (Pennington Gap) CRDRT

The Lee County Story CRDRT

Ralph Stanley Museum (Dickenson County)  CRDRT

Doctor Phipps Family Museum.  Medical Doctor. (Dickenson County) CRDRT

Blue Ridge Highlands

Visit Southwest Virginia


Virginia Mountains

Roanoke Area

The Buchanan Theater

Southern Shenandoah Valley

The Frontier Culture Museum (Staunton)

West Central Virginia

West Southern Virginia

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