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Lewisville in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Great Philadelphia Wagon Road

ca. 1754

 
 
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
1. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
Inscription.
The Great Wagon Road passed 120 feet north of this marker.
The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to Augusta was the premier 18th century backcountry road from Pennsylvania to Georgia. From about two miles north of Bethabara it was cut to Lewisville by the Moravians in February 1754. The "German Settlement on the Yadkin", later Lewisville, was founded on the Great Wagon Road in the 1760s. The Great Wagon Road entered Forsyth County at Germanton and continued to Lewisville north of Shiloh Lutheran Church. It passed through what is now Shallowford Square to the Yadkin River's Shallow Ford, 6 miles west, then through Yadkin, Davie and Iredell Counties, forded the Catawba River at Sherrill's Ford and proceeded southward. The roadbed is 1,100 feet west of this marker.
 
Erected 2000 by Lewisville Historical Society.
 
Location. 36° 5.82′ N, 80° 25.35′ W. Marker is in Lewisville, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Great Wagon Road, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisville NC 27023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. POW-MIA Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Battle Cross"
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
2. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
(about 300 feet away); Lewis C. Laugenour House (about 600 feet away); Methodist Church Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewisville Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Lewisville Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles L. Spaugh House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Sunny Acres (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewisville.
 
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Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
3. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
4. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
5. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
6. Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Marker
Nissen Wagon Museum in foreground
Great Wagon Road image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
7. Great Wagon Road
Great Wagon Road "Marker" image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
8. Great Wagon Road "Marker"
Great Wagon Road - another stretch image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
9. Great Wagon Road - another stretch
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
10. Great Wagon Road
Nissen Wagon Museum sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
11. Nissen Wagon Museum sign
Wagon in Nissen Mseum image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
12. Wagon in Nissen Mseum
inside Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 23, 2012
13. inside Wagon
 
 
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