How did Sand Gap get it's name?

How did Sand Gap get it's name?

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Since: Apr 09

Lexington, KY

#1 Apr 23, 2009
Does anybody know who named Sand Gap and why it is called Sand Gap?
sandgapman

Richmond, KY

#2 May 4, 2009
i heard it was named for the sand bank that was beside marcums clothes store. i dont think it there any more
Ugot2NO

Martin, KY

#3 May 10, 2009
Sand Gap got the name because of the lay of the land and large sandstones. Daniel Boone came traveling through the territory and went thru a narrow passage between two big sandstone rocks and decided to name our town, Sand Gap. My dad told me this story. It is ashame that our history is not written down as told by our elders.
I looked this article up on the internet and it supports what my dad has told me. He is almost 80 now and has many good stories of Sand Gap. He has lived here all his life.

http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/ky-sandgap.h...
iknow

Chesterfield, MO

#4 May 11, 2009
Should call it Getthe Clap since thats all that place is good for.
why not

Berea, KY

#5 Sep 7, 2009
iknow wrote:
Should call it Getthe Clap since thats all that place is good for.
funny lol.
Jack MeHoffer

Lexington, KY

#6 Oct 28, 2009
iknow wrote:
Should call it Getthe Clap since thats all that place is good for.
Stop spreading your cottage cheese and fly-infested legs and maybe the klapp will diminish..........
willie snooping around

United States

#7 Feb 19, 2012
Ugot2NO wrote:
Sand Gap got the name because of the lay of the land and large sandstones. Daniel Boone came traveling through the territory and went thru a narrow passage between two big sandstone rocks and decided to name our town, Sand Gap. My dad told me this story. It is ashame that our history is not written down as told by our elders.
I looked this article up on the internet and it supports what my dad has told me. He is almost 80 now and has many good stories of Sand Gap. He has lived here all his life.
http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/ky-sandgap.h...
sand gap was at one time was call collinsville . maybe 100 years ago' my mom said and if she was living she would be close to 100 yrs young.i don;t think danel boone had any thing to do with name changing.i am not to sure about this.but it is inestering.

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