Kentucky Gazette, 29 October 1796, page 5. Kentucky Digital Library.
In 1796, the Kentucky Gazette published a notice that the Wilderness Road had been completed:
THE WILDERNESS ROAD From the Cumberland Gap to the settlements in Kentucky, is now compleated. Waggons loaded with a ton weight, may pass with ease, with four good horses. –– Travellers will find no difficulty in procuring such necessaries as they may stand in need of on the road ; and the abundant crop now growing in Kentucky, will afford the emigrants a certainty of being supplied with every necessary of life on the most reasonable terms.
Joseph Crockett, } Commissioners
James Knox }
The Printers in the different States are requested to re-publish this notice.