Near Colonial Heights in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
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 VA, at the Great Salt Lick, the Path forked and to the West and into TN was known as the Great Wilderness Road to Nashville.
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1685.
Location. 36° 29.629′ N, 82° 28.975′ W. Marker is near Colonial Heights, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Warrior Drive, 1.2 miles north of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsport TN 37663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pactolus Ironworks (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Island Flats (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Patrick Henry (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Island Flats (approx. 3.3 miles away); Roseland (approx. 3.4 miles away); Exchange Place (approx. 3.4 miles away); Suffering and Survival (approx. 3.8 miles away); Yancey's Tavern (approx. 4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.