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Hensley's Settlement

Hensley's Settlement

Part of Cumberland Gap National Park, this rural Appalachian area on top of Brush Mountain was occupied from 1903 to 1951 by the Hensleys, who lived a self-sufficient lifestyle without electricity, plumbing, roads, or any modern conveniences. About 25 original buildings survive. This very remote 4-hour tour involves a good deal of walking.

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