Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Great Wagon Road

The Great Wagon Road followed paths used by Indians and was the main roads by which the Scots-Irish moved south and west and peopled the backcountry and Southern Uplands.  In the 1700s and early 1800s The Fall Line Road and Upper Road became the most used segments of the road system and many Scots-Irish settlements were established along these routes from Pennsylvania to Georgia.
(Map from the book 'Map guide to American migration routes, 1735-1815'  by William Dollarhide.)


  1. You ought to credit the map source. It's from an excellent book of American mgration routes...Bob Kirk

  2. Bob, thank you for that note, I did not know where it came from. Will do.

  3. Bob, is it from the book by Parke Rouse?

  4. Barry...


    I can't find my copy of Dollarhide's book right at hand, but your map is his cover illustration.

    Title:Map guide to American migration routes, 1735-1815 / William Dollarhide.
    Author:Dollarhide, William.
    Publisher:Bountiful, Utah : Heritage Quest, 2000.
    Physical Description:vii, 41 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.

  5. Bob, thanks, I found the book on Amazon, 'Map guide to American migration routes, 1735-1815.' I can credit him now. Again, thanks.