Saturday, July 7, 2012
Yet to Come
The drawing to the right shows roughly the 37 degree parallel as it runs though Virginia and Kentucky. Abraham Wood started somewhere past Roanoke [most likely near Blacksburg], and the record begins. Following the orange colored line, the flow of the river formed a u-shaped pattern, up to the Ohio River, down to the Kentucky, and off to the Dix River, meeting the land that would become Danville, Kentucky. The colonies of PA, MD, VA, and NC are shown to place their settlement along this new river. All certainly wanted to get there, and the story of Danville, connects these dots. Being at the head waters of the Ohio, PA would certainly have an advantage to this water way. Of course the mountains lying between would play a mayor roll in the settlement pattern, but that is yet to come.