[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 
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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