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The '''Unicoi Trail''' was an Indian trading path connecting the western parts of North and South Carolina with eastern Tennessee. At first it was open to trade only—no settlers. But after about 1795 settlers began using it.  
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The '''Unicoi Trail''' (in red on the map) was a pre-colonial Indian trading path connecting the western parts of North and South Carolina with eastern Tennessee. At first it was open to trade only—no settlers. But after about 1795 settlers began using it.  
  
 
=== Historical Background  ===
 
=== Historical Background  ===
  
 
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The '''Unicoi Trail''' emerges from the Saluda Gap where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia meet. The trail heads west on the south side of the far west part of North Carolina over to the Tennessee border where it passes through the Unicoi Gap. The trail then curve north toward the Overhill Cherokee Villiage and ends at Tellico.
  
 
=== Settlers and Records  ===
 
=== Settlers and Records  ===

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The Unicoi Trail (in red on the map) was a pre-colonial Indian trading path connecting the western parts of North and South Carolina with eastern Tennessee. At first it was open to trade only—no settlers. But after about 1795 settlers began using it.

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Historical Background

The Unicoi Trail emerges from the Saluda Gap where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia meet. The trail heads west on the south side of the far west part of North Carolina over to the Tennessee border where it passes through the Unicoi Gap. The trail then curve north toward the Overhill Cherokee Villiage and ends at Tellico.

Settlers and Records

There is no known list of settlers who travelled the Unicoi Trail. However, some of the early residents of Tennessee may have used the trail to reach their destination, as well as several other routes like the Great Valley Road, Wilderness Road, Kentucky Road, Avery's Trace, or Georgia Road. For early Tennessee settlers see:

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Natchez Trace

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