18th century maps relevant to Trading Path crossings "in the waters of Back Creek"
Carole Watterson Troxler, 1999

(Sources: William P. Cumming, North Carolina in Maps. Raleigh: Archives and History, 1966; William P. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998).

Edward Moseley's 1733 drawing shows the Trading Path crossing Alamance Creek near its confluence with the Haw River near the center of this selection.

Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1751 sketched the Trading Path crossing Alamance Creek upstream from its confluence with the Haw River.  They showed it also crossing the Haw River near the Back Creek ("Marrow Bone River)" confluence. Link here to southern tier of Fry-Jefferson map.

John Collet in  1770 showed the road authorized in 1753 to connect the courthouse in the waters of Back Creek with the Pinson's Mill area north of the Reedy Fork. The road, marked in red, roughly parallels the northeast shore of the Haw River. Link to larger map.
Many of Collet's features recur more clearly  in Henry Mouzon's 1775 map.  Link to  N.C. Piedmont section of 1775 Mouzon map.

last updated 10 August 2000 Carole Troxler

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