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Mebane in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Trading Path

 
 
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By Paul Jordan, March 19, 2010
1. Trading Path Marker
Inscription. Colonial trading route, dating from 17th century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby.
 
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 34.)
 
Location. 36° 5.702′ N, 79° 15.82′ W. Marker is in Mebane, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street and N. 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Center Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mebane NC 27302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Mebane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawfields Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bingham School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Richard Drew (approx. 5.2 miles away); Johnston Moves West (approx. 5.3 miles away); W. Kerr Scott (approx. 5.3 miles away); Nathaniel Polk DeShong (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thomas M. Holt (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mebane.
 
More about this marker. A marker with identical text is found in Burlington, North Carolina. The Burlington marker is numbered G 33, and can be found at postal address 4101 South NC
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By Paul Jordan, March 19, 2010
2. Trading Path Marker
The brick building to the right is the White Furniture Company Building, established in 1881.
Highway 62, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Regarding Trading Path. The Trading Path was not one wide path, but a corridor of roads and trails. Native Americans and early settlers used these paths to travel from the Chesapeake Bay region (mostly near Petersburg Virginia), south through the Piedmont of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers Along the Piedmont, North Carolina Trading Path
 
Also see . . .  Trading Path Association. This non-profit organization's purpose is to preserve, promote and study the historic Trading Path of the Southeastern Piedmont, NC. (Submitted on March 20, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Additional keywords. Alamance, Native American, Orange County, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Catawba Road, Cherokee, Mebanesville
 
Categories. AnthropologyColonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2012
3. Trading Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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