Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Great Indian Warrior Trading Path



Marker ID:  
Location: can be reached from Canal Road (South Carolina Route 330) near Landsford Road (South Carolina Route 843), Fort Lawn, SC
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 35.424    W 080° 55.194
  34.5904    -80.9199
Style: Free Standing **
 



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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 SC, the Path forked going West through Rock Hill, Chester, & Newberry; and, East through Camden on animal salt trails.

Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonist.


Notes:

Marker can be reached from Canal Road (South Carolina Route 330) near Landsford Road (South Carolina Route 843). Where Landsford Road and Canal Road meet, there is a gravel road the runs east into the woods. The marker is at the end of this road with parking and signs marking the area present. See hmdb Great Indian Warrior Trading Path