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High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oldest Colonial Trail

 
 
Oldest Colonial Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 17, 2021
1. Oldest Colonial Trail Marker
Inscription.  Ancient Indian Warrior / Trading Path. A branch passed through Guilford Co. here, ran from the Great Lakes to Georgia. Used by Colonists in Indian Treaty br 1744 but traveled after 1745 at their own risk. Most heavily traveled Early American Road. English, Scotch – Irish, and German Settlers followed the Quakers down this path ca 1750, as the First White Settlers in Guilford Co. Roanoke to Salem to Salisbury to Charlotte.
 
Erected by North Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; project of 1997-1999 State President, Mary Ann Groome Hepler.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism, and the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
 
Location. 35° 58.772′ N, 79° 59.532′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lexington Avenue and Terrell
Oldest Colonial Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 17, 2021
2. Oldest Colonial Trail Marker
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Drive, on the left when traveling east on East Lexington Avenue. The marker stands on the grounds of the High Point Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point NC 27262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest Building in High Point (here, next to this marker); The Hoggat House (a few steps from this marker); Quatercentenary Tree (a few steps from this marker); The Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Haley House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Red Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Haley House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 25, 2022