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Zane's Trace

Map of Zane's Trace

©1995 by Beverly Whitaker, Genealogy Tutor


Zane's Trace

Wheeling, WV
Zanesville, OH
Chillicothe, OH
Maysville, KY (Limestone)

Zane's proposal was to follow along the northern bank of Wheeling Creek, up the mountain ridge and down its western slope, then along the Great Warrior's Road -- the old Mingo Trail -- to the Muskingum Rvier and then go southwest to the Hocking River, then from there south to the Scioto River, and across to Maysville in Kentucky. Chillicothe was the only settlement on the route.

Josiah Espy called Zane's route "the new state road" in 1805. In 1811, John Melish referred to it as "the great state road from Pittsburgh." On old maps, it is sometimes called "The Wheeling Road."

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Zane's Trace

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