Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group, Inc., A.K.A. (CGTGHG) which purpose is to record and preserve. The goal of the group is to promote Genealogy with the recording of Pioneers and their Descendants while also preserving and recording Cumberland Gap’s history. The CGTGHG hopes the Nation will get behind the group by submitting pioneers' names, stories, pictures and Genealogies to be preserved for future generations to come. Email your submissions to David Nelson. Mail P.O. Box 115 ​Cumberland Gap, TN. 37724

CGTGHG is a 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit group and operates according to its 
by-laws. All donations are tax deductible.

​(Thank you Jean Patton-Rhymer for the photo)

This is an old fill up station on hwy 25-E in Cumberland Gap. Most likely on the portion of the road that traveled across the mountain from Cumberland Gap to Middlesboro, KY. The road was so dangerous, it was replaced with a tunnel that goes straight through the mountain. The road was removed and is now part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The Wilderness Road trail travels along the former highway.

These are some old pictures of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. 

​Do you have old pictures of the Historic town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee?  We are collecting them to use on this website and to preserve the History of the town and information on the people that have lived, visited or just passed through. 

Please put the Date the picture was taken, where in Cumberland Gap the picture(s) was taken and the names of the people in the picture(s) if possible.

Please scan the picture(s) and email them to: or Snail mail them to:  Joan Webb Dept CGTGHG Old Pics P. O. Box 115 Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

We Thank you for the Donation of the picture(s) and the information about the picture(s) you are sending us. Consider become an member or just a donation. to help us preserve these valuable picture(s) and Information. 

Thank You

Welcome to the Cumberland Gap Tennessee
Genealogy and History Group, Inc.  A.K.A. CGTGHG

As organizers of the Genealogy Jamboree, one of the things we are most emphatic about is keeping the Jamboree free and open to everyone. However, this is a lot easier said than done. The costs are higher than one would ever imagine. We have to pay for advertising; flyers; the porta-johns are very costly; et cetera – the bottom line is that it costs thousands of dollars to put on the Jamboree. All of the vendor registration fees go to the Town of Cumberland Gap to help with their costs – without them, the Jamboree would not be possible. Although we do try to pay for everything with donations from businesses and organizations, we run short without the help from individuals. So, if you can, please consider making a donation; any amount will be greatly appreciated. Donations are welcome click on the Donate button to donate with a credit card.

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Donations welcome!

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​Elberto Peach Tree on S. A. William's Fruit Orchard. August 1919  Cumberland Gap Tennessee.

​Rutha Givens - she had the first restaurant in Cumberland Gap. It was located where Festival Park is today.

8th annual 
Genealogy Jamboree and

Pioneer Day
In the Historic Town of
​Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

June 7-9, 2018
FREE to the public
Pioneer Day Saturday 9th
Family History and Heritage.
Surname Tents, Lectures, Craftsmen/women, 
Re-en-actors, Societies, Libraries, Authors

and more. 
Not a local event, more of a national event.


Harvey Fuson, Joan on donkey, and
Gene Adams.