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Yamacraw Village in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path

 
 
Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road) Marker
Inscription.  
(The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)

The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from The Great Lakes to Georgia. Laid on animal trails and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Treaties among the Governors of New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia and nineteen chiefs of the Iroquois League of Five Nations in 1685 and 1722, opened the colonial backcountry for peaceful settlement and colonization in Georgia. The Path had two branches from Carolina, the western branch to Augusta and the eastern to Savannah, formed to find salt and game.
 
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Project of the 2000-3 Administration. Mary Ann Groome Hepler, National President.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1685.
 
Location. 32° 4.544′ N, 81° 5.926′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham
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County. It is in Yamacraw Village. Marker is on West Libety Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savannah’s African-American Medical Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Central of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Besieged (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Savannah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Attack on British Lines (about 500 feet away); Lt. Col John Harris Cruger (about 500 feet away); Major General Anthony Wayne (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. marker along the path
 
Also see . . .
1. The Warriors Path becomes The Wagon Road. Scots-Irish of America ,Friday, November 9, 2007 article. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Scots-Irish From Ulster and The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,653 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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