Wilderness Road State Park is a state park located in southwestern Virginia, near Cumberland Gap and Ewing, VA. It consists of about 310 acres around the former Wilderness Road, within it stand the Karlan Mansion and a replica of the original Martins Station fort. Wilderness Road was built by Daniel Boone in 1775 and it was the first road to connect the interior of the country with the populated coastline, and allowed about 300,000 people to settle there after 25 years of use. Much of the roads path is used by modern roads. Martins Station was a fort originally located at nearby Rose Hill. Throughout the period of the Wilderness Roads great activity it remained the important intermediate station, the fort has been reconstructed today within the park. It is named for the explorer of the region and namesake of Martinsville, Virginia. This mansion was built on the farm of Robert M. Ely around 1870, list of Virginia state parks Cumberland Gap
Inside the reconstructed Martin's Station fort.
Dedicated to the Memory of General Joseph Martin, Martin's Station and the more than 200,000 settlers whose courage and fortitude helped to carve our great nation out of a vast wilderness and gave birth to the American frontier spirit