Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)
Posted by: Markerman62
N 33° 28.704 W 081° 57.837
17S E 410439 N 3704740
Quick Description: Located on Riverwalk in Augusta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 3:13:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMF18M
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, Ga. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the governors of NY, PA, & VA and the 19 chiefs of Iroquois League of Five Nations in 1685 and 1722, opened the Colonial Backcountry for peaceful settlement and colonization. In GA, the path had two branches from SC, the western to Augusta and the eastern to Savannah, formed to find salt and game.
Road of Trail Name: The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
Linked the Great Lakes region to Georgia as the most heavily traveled road.
Years in use: During Colonial times and beyond.
How you discovered it:
Found it while taking a walk along Riverwalk.
This portion was used for collecting salt and hunting and for travel south to Savannah and points north. No info if this was a stage route or not.
Located on Riverwalk near intersection with 8th St. Near 'DeSoto in Georgia' historical marker.
Book on Wagon Road or Trial: Not listed
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