Petition to Rename Kentucky's U.S. Highway 25E "The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail" sign now

We the undersigned respectfully request your consideration and approval to rename Kentuckys U.S. Highway 25E, from the Cumberland Gap Tunnel to Corbin, "The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail."

We have no objection to honoring Congressman Hal Rogers for his excellent work in the service of his constituents. We do, however, take strenuous objection to the proposition that anyone can be truly honored in permanently displacing the previous recipient of the honor, particularly when the displaced recipient is of the stature of Colonel Daniel Boone, no less the father of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Americas greatest pioneer.

Because southeastern Kentuckys Daniel Boone Parkway was renamed the Hal Rogers Parkway by former Governor Paul Patton in 2003, we believe it is imperative that, by the expressed will of the people, U.S. Highway 25E be renamed for Daniel Boone. Thus, the honor once given to Boone will be restored without taking away the honor recently bestowed upon Congressman Rogers.

Daniel Boone must be honored in this way! His and his familys contributions to Kentucky and to the United States are immeasurable. Like Congressman Rogers, Daniel Boone served his constituents: in the Virginia Assembly in 1781. However, Daniel Boones service runs much deeper than having held elected office. He lost two sons and a brother as well as most of his wealth in his settlement of Kentucky, and he defended his country in 1782 at the Battle of Blue Licks, the last battle of the Revolutionary War.

Placing Daniel Boones name on US Highway 25E, which virtually traces the Wilderness Trail that he carved over two centuries ago, will remind motorists that they are driving along a most historic trail that was once wrought with hardship, danger and sacrifice: a trail that opened Kentucky and the Western Frontier to settlement.

Let us remind all who travel The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trial that they are following in the path of the brave men, women and children of a bold and young nation that followed Daniel Boone into the virgin wilderness and into an uncertain future full of promise and hope.

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Latest Signatures

  • 09 January 20161000. David G
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016999. Charles C
    City and State Monticello, Kentucky Yes, let keep Daniel Boone alive in promoting the Boone Wilderness Trail
  • 29 December 2015998. Mark Meyer
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015997. Linda L
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015996. Sylvia As
    City and State Orlando, Florida This is a travesty of justice and a wrong that should be righted immediately.
  • 23 December 2015995. Ruby A
    City and State Woodland, Mi. I was born & raised in Ky. I can not for the life of me understand why people think they have to keep changing history as it was made keep it up & our children & grandchildren will never know where they came from
  • 16 December 2015994. Robert B
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015993. Sandra B
    City and State Lafayette, CO I'm a descendent of Mary Boone, sister of Daniel Boone
  • 12 December 2015992. Joyce Kilburnkilbournem
    City and State Fruitland Park, FL I was very disappointed when Daniel Boone Parkway was renamed for Hal Rogers but didn't think I could do anything about it at the time. I was born in Hyden, KY, graduated from Cumberland College and am descended from Tho
  • 10 December 2015991. Marie L
    City and State Crystal River, FL Please restore the Hwy back to Daniel Boone
  • 09 December 2015990. David Cm
    City and State Lexington, Kentucky An excellent idea and plan!
  • 06 December 2015989. Rebecca S
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015988. Marsha G
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015987. Susan T
    City and State Enid Ok 73703 Descendant of Boone Family
  • 30 November 2015986. Victor Charlesw
    City and State Arlington,Texas he is my 5th great uncle
  • 28 November 2015985. Calvin S
    City and State Toler, KY This is the right thing to do.
  • 22 November 2015984. Lorraine B
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015983. Bill Y
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015982. Audrey Boonec
    City and State Houston, TX As a descendant of Daniel Boone I would be most appreciative if the highway would be renamed to honor a great American.
  • 07 November 2015981. Charles Fbauerj
    City and State Byron Center, MI Old Daniel blazed 25E for traffic back in 1775, lets keep his memory alive, he's one of the great pioneers that opened up the west! Boone's Wilderness Road extends from The Cumberland Gap to Lexington, to Bardstown and int
  • 07 November 2015980. James Aroenicks
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015979. Marsha R
    City and State Temple Terrace, FL Remember Daniel Boone's contribution and in the future leave Historic Hwy names alone.
  • 04 November 2015978. Barbara Cracem
    City and State Ridgewood, N.J. I am a native Kentuckian, and come home often, and hope to retire to my home state. It is a shame that it has not always carried the name "The Daniel Boone Wildeness Trail". I belong to a number of Kentucky Societies, Owsle
  • 29 October 2015977. William L
    City and State Olympia, WA I am a Boone descendant
  • 25 October 2015976. Joseph G
    City and State Mayfield, Kentucky This needs to be done ASAP!
  • 12 October 2015975. Mike A
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015974. Peter Lm
    City and State Lawrenceburg,KY Change it back. t shouldn't be made political!!

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Clayton JenningsBy:
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The Governor and State Legislature of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

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