Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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a slice of my Pie…

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The screenshot below is my map around Rocky Mount and the Tar River. This is where the puzzle pieces begin to “tighten up”. In this case I quickly became very interested.

Note the Arthur Taylor grant… but more importantly just to the left a bit… Jacob Braswell, 1745. No, not that one… the one with the green letters.

This is where these maps “shine” with some incredible detail. This is bone fide proof that this is the Ford at the Falls of Tar River known to savvy historians such as yourself as… Greens Path.

Greens Path was the Interstate Highway of its day. If I had been Jacob Braswell in 1745 I think I would have opened an establishment that more than likely would have served spirited likkers and such to the road weary folks seeking their fame and fortune in parts more to their liking. .. Further south and further west. Hell, if I may be so bold, I think I can see why Rocky Mount is a town and not a farm field. Gnome Sane.

‘Course just as the venerable Ross Perot was fond of saying…”I see a Pattern Here!” These here FORDS are down right handy.


a side note since I seem to be spending some time in Rocky Mount… Oh, and a shout-out to Traci the Librarian. She hangs out within walking distance of this place.

It seems the 1907 or so USGS survey map I try to use has an error… I try to use the oldest but still accurate maps because… like… they don’t show any freaking Interstate Highways! Plus modern bulldozers are not as nice as a plow and horse.

I noticed that is spite of the medication.

Written by anderson1951

January 3, 2021 at 12:17 pm

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