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: Segment of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road on Riverwalk in Augusta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 3:32:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMF18W
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.
Feature Discription: The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road at its southern extension along Riverwalk and the Savannah River in Augusta. The area is a favorite for hiking or a pleasant stroll.
Web address for the route: [Web Link]
Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]
Beginning of the road: Philadelphia where it joined other routes that connected to the Great Lakes Region
End of the road: Augusta with another branch to Savannah
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.