Historic Markers Across Georgia



Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path



Marker ID: DAC 
Location: on Riverwalk, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.702    W 081° 57.836
  33.47836    -81.96394
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM51QP
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker
Photo by Hawaiian Ninja



Text:

GREAT INDIAN WARRIOR/TRADING PATH
(The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)

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.

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS
PROJECT OF THE 2000-3 ADMINISTRATION.
MARY ANN GROOME HEPLER, NATIONAL PRESIDENT



 

 

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