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North Carolina’s Oldest Roads

Posted on 5/12/2014 by N.Tuchina

North Carolina’s Oldest Roads

What geographic factors determine where a path, trail or road wends its way across North Carolina? What physical factors dictated transportation and settlement patterns in Colonial times in the Old North State? This presentation touches on the geology and geography of pre-modern byways, the flora and fauna needed for travel, and the environmental and geopolitical factors determining where we live to this day.

Tom Magnuson is the founder and CEO of the Trading Path association (TPA), a non-profit organization committed to finding remnants of the Contact Era in the southeast and protecting them from accidental destruction. www.TradingPath.org

This program was made possible by the Walkertown Area Historical Society through the support of the NC Humanities Council.


Tuesday, May 20th, 6:30 pm

Walkertown Branch Library

2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC

Call (336) 703-2990 for more info


Click here for driving directions