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Roads & Trails of the of the American Revolution & Miscellaneous

KINGS MTN COWPENS NJ RUTHERFORD WESTERN (SULLIVAN) MISC. CHEROKEE PR. INIT. WASHINGTON-ROCHAMBEAU LEWIS & CLARK DESMARAIS
Name St County or Comment Subm Details
Kings Mountain Related   TOP
Overmountain Victory Trail VA, TN, NC, SC Plotted from 44 topo maps of historic route selected by NPS studies for OVNHT. JR Overmountain Victory Trail (htm)
Cowpens to Kings Mountain (Night before battle) SC, NC, SC Cherokee, Cleveland, York.
Segment of OVNHT, above, to find distance (31.18 mi)
JR Cowpens to Kings Mountain (Google Map)
3 Months Ending with Kings Mountain © SC, NC, TN, VA American route is same as used for OVNHT brochure. Brit track is for movements, exact routes not known. JR Cowpens to Kings Mountain (pdf) (copyrighted)
Cowpens Related   TOP
3 Months Ending with Cowpens © SC, NC All tracks are for movements, not intended to show exact route. JR 3 Months Ending with Cowpens (pdf) (copyrighted)
Grindal Shoals road South Carolina Cherokee, Union.
Gps, boots on the ground.
JR Grindal Shoals road (htm)
Gentleman Thompson's to Wofford's Iron Works (Locating Burrs' Mill?) South Carolina Cherokee, Spartanburg.
All map study.
JR Thompson's-Byas(Burrs?)-Hammett's-Wofford's (pdf)
Old & Modern Roads Having Modern Associations With Green River/Mills Gap Road SC, NC Cherokee, Spartanburg, Polk, Henderson.
Mix of history, local lore, and extant road/street names.
JR Old & Modern Roads Having Modern Associations with Green River/Mills Gap Road (jpg)
Grindal Shoals to Cowpens Commemorative Walk SC Cherokee.
Route selected by local committee for annual event.
JR Grindal Shoals to Cowpens Commemorative Walk (pdf)
Cowpens to Hillhouse Plantation (Tarleton's escape) SC Cherokee, York.
The question is which Goudelock location was used.
JR Cowpens to Hillhouse Plantation (Google Map)
New Jersey in the Revolutionary War   TOP
If the NJ sites were as well-mapped as those in SC, it would be eye-popping! Anyone interested?
NJ's claim of having most RevWar action sites could possibly be valid, but their publicly available data lags far behind their claims.
New Jersey RevWar NJ   Rutgers New Jersey Rev War (Google Earth)
New Jersey RevWar NJ   JR New Jersey Rev War (Google Map made from Rutgers GE map)
Rutherford Trace, September - October 1776   TOP
Both routes and locations taken from small-scale maps must be taken as very approximate when zoomed in.
Rutherford Trace NC Rutherford, McDowell, Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee LearnNC.org Rutherford Trace (jpg).
Research by Charles Miller, Waynesville NC
Rutherford Trace NC Rutherford, McDowell, Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee JR Rutherford Trace (Google Earth, based on .jpg)
+ = corrected location.
Rutherford Trace NC Rutherford, McDowell, Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee JR Rutherford Trace (Google Map, based on GE map)
+ = corrected location.
Rutherford Trace NC Rutherford, McDowell, Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee JR Rutherford Trace showing Cherokee Prayer Initiative Locations (Google Map)
+ = corrected location
Locations with number prefixes are Cherokee Prayer Initiative locations in the vicinity, 36 of which Rutherford burned.
Locations with letter & number suffixes are historical highway markers.
See Maps based on Cherokee Prayer Initiative for additional info.
Western Campaigns 1779, incl. Sullivan's Campaign   TOP
Much additional data available if anyone wants to work with it. Contact will need to be re-established with Elvin Birth last known to be in Raleigh NC.
Western Campaigns 1779, incl. Sullivan's Campaign NY, NJ, PA   Elvin Birth (data) Western Campaigns 1779, incl. Sullivan's Campaign (Google Earth)
Western Campaigns 1779, incl. Sullivan's Campaign NY, NJ, PA   Elvin Birth (data) Western Campaigns 1779, incl. Sullivan's Campaign (Google Map)
Miscellaneous   TOP
Southern Conflicts Involving Native-Americans, 1775-1782 Southern US  
Based partially on Cherokee Prayer Initiative maps.
JR Southern Conflicts Involving Native-Americans, 1775-1782 (htm)
McCord's Creek road South Carolina Abbeville.
Combination of gps and map work.
JR McCord's Creek road (htm)
Hist. Map Dig. SE Arch. Conf. (1733-1993) NC   NCDOT Identifying NC Historic Resources (pdf)
Approximate Boundaries Of Tryon County, NC 1768 NC,SC   JR Approximate Boundaries Of Tryon County, NC 1768
Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site? MA Suffolk JR Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site?
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Cherokee Path from Charleston to Keowee
Based on Cherokee Prayer Initiative maps.
SC Charleston, Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Lexington, Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee JR Cherokee Path from Charleston to Keowee
Approximate.
Derivative Maps from the Cherokee Prayer Initiative 1999-2002
NC,SC,TN,GA,AL   JR Maps based on Cherokee Prayer Initiative
Jamestown (Florence Co.) SC National Historic site
SC   JR Locations & Map based on Jamestown (Florence Co.) SC NHS
Washington-Rochambeau Route   TOP
Both routes and locations (unless marked *) taken from small-scale maps must be taken as very approximate when zoomed in. This data is about 10 years old and is, regrettably, the best I could find for now.
Washington-Rochambeau Detailed Route
(until better source data is available)
MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA American route
French route
NPS Washington-Rochambeau Detailed Route (pdf)
Used in composite for routes, army identification
Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route
(until better source data is available)
MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA American route
French route
NPS Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route (pdf)
Used in composite for dates, most locations (* = corrected), sea movements by De Barras
Washington-Rochambeau Route (composite)
(until better source data is available)
MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA American route
French route
Joint route
* = location corrected
JR Washington-Rochambeau Route (Google Map made from composite GE map)
Allows several background map choices
Washington-Rochambeau Route (composite)
(until better source data is available)
MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA American route
French route
Joint route
* = location corrected
JR Washington-Rochambeau Route (Google Earth, composite of both pdf)
Use left panel to select/deselect features displayed.
Lewis & Clark (1804-1806)   TOP
Lewis & Clark (1804-1806) Trans-US   Google Earth Lewis & Clark (Google Earth)
Lewis & Clark (1804-1806) Trans-US   JR Lewis & Clark (Google map made from GE map)
Lewis & Clark (1804-1806) Trans-US   David Rumsey Lewis & Clark (geo-referenced maps)
Norman Desmarais   TOP
Maps supporting Norman Desmarais' Guides to the American Revolutary War (new location)