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Near Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Indian Warrior Trading Path

(The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)

 
 
Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 24, 2007
1. Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker
Inscription. 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, the Path passed Winchester, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington, Fincastle, Big Lick & Rockport as animals searched for salt.
 
Location. 38° 8.004′ N, 79° 2.594′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Frontier Drive (Virginia Route 644) mile south of US Route 250 (U.S. 250), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of the Frontier Culture Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Richmond Avenue, Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settler's Grave (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avenue of Trees (about 400 feet away); The Barger House (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton
Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker in front of Frontier Museum image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 24, 2007
2. Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker in front of Frontier Museum
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (approx. 1.5 miles away); Woodrow Wilson Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. Great Indian Warrior Trading Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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