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Southern Trails - Early Roads and Migration Trails

Early Roads and Migration Routes 

The Avery Trace

This site describes the Avery Trace, also known as the North Carolina Road, which went from NC  through north TN to the Cumberland settlements. There is a good description of it and a link to a nice map of the old road.

The Great Warrior Path from East Tennessee to Southwest Virginia

A nice description of this road, which some of the earliest settlers used.

Transportation in Early Middle Tennessee

This article mentions a number of the early roads and something about the early settlement of the area.

Ohio Migration Routes:

        This site is a map site of several of the land migration routes through Ohio...the northern ones are a little north for most of our southern migrations, but the southern ones were often used by people going into KY and places south...

Migration Routes from Pennsylvania to Virginia

        This site seems to be a collection of messages from a mail list discussing ancestral movements, mainly of Palantine Germans, but also Scots discusses both the How and Why their folks
moved on.

Old Roads in North Arkansas

This is an article about early roads in north Arkansas, presented by the Lawrence County Historical Society, written by W.E. McLeod.  If you have ancestors who traveled this way, check it out.