[APG Public List] Kentucky travel early 1800s
JFonkert at aol.com
JFonkert at aol.com
Sun Mar 27 08:29:39 MDT 2011
The Ohio was heavily traveled, especially going downstream. Before steam
power, it was a tough go upstream. My interest is in the Kentucky River
between the Blue Grass area and its mouth on the Ohio.
In a message dated 3/27/2011 9:23:44 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com writes:
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 Scalise Powell, CG
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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
Jay Fonkert, CG
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