[APG Public List] Kentucky travel early 1800s

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com
Sun Mar 27 08:23:28 MDT 2011

I can volunteer one such data point which may or may not be helpful in this
case. From Northampton County, Pennsylvania to Wayne County, Ohio, it took
two families 25 days to travel by horse and wagon in 1832.


I would think that anytime there was a river involved, such as the might
Ohio River, they would have taken it, especially in the time period of the
early 1800s. It was at least a "clear roadway" and boats could carry a lot
more weight than horses.


-- Elissa


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From: On Behalf Of LaDonna Garner
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 8:49 AM


The first thing that comes to mind to assist in determining the length of
travel for that time period would be to locate journals or diaries from
someone who traveled those early routes and making a time line from their

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