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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Torteras Village Indian Trail

 
 
Torteras Village Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
1. Torteras Village Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks an Indian trail from a Torteras village in the fork of Roanoke River and Tinker Creek, joining the Indian Warrior’s Trail, the Great Path, which passed through Buford’s Gap, the Big Lick, now a part of Roanoke City, and on westward through Cumberland Gap.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 37° 16.177′ N, 79° 57.631′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard Southwest and 11th Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Boulevard Southwest. Marker is located in a small triangular plaza bounded by Riverside Boulevard, 11th Street and Ferdinand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Alexander Tract Boundary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roanoke Milestones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oliver White Hill Sr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Depot
Torteras Village Indian Trail Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Ferdinand Avenue in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
2. Torteras Village Indian Trail Marker
(wide view • Ferdinand Avenue in background)
(approx. one mile away); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. one mile away); Oscar Micheaux (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry Street Business District (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Patrick Henry (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Great Indian Warpath (Wikipedia). The Great Indian Warpath—also known as the Great Indian War and Trading Path, or the Seneca Trail—was that part of the network of trails in eastern North America developed and used by Native Americans which ran through the Great Appalachian Valley. (Submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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