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The New River and Southern Trail connected Yadkin River settlements of North Carolina to the Great Valley Road in Virginia and to the New River Gorge into West Virginia. In Mercer County, West Virginia the name of the trail changed to the Kanawha Trail (Kanawha Branch of the Great Indian Warpath) on its way to Chillicothe, Ohio.

Connecting Routes. The New River and Southern Trail was a northern extension of the Catawba and Northern Trail. It crossed the Great Valley Road near Radford, Virginia. Radford was also where the southern fork of the Great Valley Road headed off toward Salisbury, North Carolina (a little east of the New River and Southern Trail). Emerging from the New River Gorge in Mercer County, West Virginia the New River and Southern Trail became the Kanawha Trail which eventual reached Chillicothe, Ohio.


 

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