Migration~The Great Wagon Road
When the first traders and hunters entered the Virginia valley, they discovered The Warrior's Trail, an Iroquois trading and war trail extending from northern New York to the Atlantic Ocean in the far away Carolinas. It followed a natural valley between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains.
The old Warrior's Trail became the Great Wagon Road which wound through the Valley of Virginia connecting the northern seaports with the Carolina coast and the interior of North America through Cumberland Gap.
1) Ray Allen Billington, Westward Expansion : A History of the American Frontier (Prentice Hall, 1982)
2) Carrie Eldridge, Appalachian Trails to the Ohio River (CDM Printing, 1998)