Hensley's Settlement

Hensley's Settlement Hensley's Settlement Cabin & Hay Rake Hensley's Settlement Cabin and Fenceline Hensley's Settlement Hay Rake Hensley's Settlement Fenceline
Address
91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, VA 40965
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Lee
Phone: (606) 248-2817
Phone2: (606) 248-7276
Website www.nps.gov/cuga/photosmultimedia/Hensley-Settlement.htm
Hensley's Settlement www.nps.gov/cuga

Hensley's Settlement is part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, which lies in three states: Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The preserved settlement is located atop Brush Mountain where the Hensley's first settled in 1903. In the early part of the century, the Hensley's settled on the mountain, forsaking settled areas for an entirely self-sufficient way of life. This truly rural Appalachian settlement continued, without electricity, indoor plumbing, roads or any modern conveniences until the last inhabitant left in 1951. Approximately 25 of the original buildings have been restored and the surrounding land has been returned to the original farming and pasture scene of its orginal appearance. Presently, transportation to the settlement is still somewhat limited in order to maintain the area's authenticity.




Last Updated: 9/12/2013 2:34 PM
  • Get the Virginia Travel Guide

    2014 Virginia Travel Guide

    Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.

     Order now button  

  • Travel Updates

    What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.

    Subscribe