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Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road

 
 
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October 4, 2008
1. The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road Marker
Inscription. The Great Indian Road, called Philadelphia Wagon Road by many settlers, was developed by Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) warriors traveling in the 1700s through the Great Valley of the Appalachians (which they called Jonontore) from Cohongaronto (north of the Potomac), to raid the Catawba in the Carolinas. In 1743, Iroquois headmen complained that Europeans had settled along the road, a treaty violation. The Lancaster Treaty of 1744 clarified the road’s direction and acknowledged the Iroquois’ right to travel through Frederick County to New River settlements and farther south. This road later brought immigrants to the Valley in Conestoga wagons. Today U.S. Route 11 generally follows the historic road.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-4.)
 
Location. 39° 13.166′ N, 78° 7.998′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) 0.4 miles east of Interstate 81, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hackwood Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Rutherford's Farm
The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road Marker image. Click for full size.
October 4, 2008
2. The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road Marker
Is on the right in this trio of historical markers.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 1.1 miles away); Capture of Star Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lancaster Treaty of 1744. (Submitted on October 5, 2008.)
2. Mapping the Great Wagon Road. (Submitted on October 5, 2008.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2008. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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