Pennington Gap is a mountain pass named for an early settler. The town came into existence with the extension of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, 1890. It was incorporated in 1891. Standing on a short-cut highway to eastern Kentucky, it is a center for an extensive coal-mining region.
Geographic Location: Lee County
Physical Description of Location: Pennington Gap, VA 24277. Located on Harrell Street, less than 1/5 of a mile south of the junction of Harrell Street and US-58 Alt. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Harrell Street.
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