Catawba and Northern Trail
The Catawba and Northern Trail connects the Lower Cherokee villages Lower Cherokee Traders' Path with the Yadkin River settlesments where it turns into the New River and Southern Trail. The Catawba and Northern trail begins in York County, South Carolina and ends in Wilkes County, North Carolina. The length of that journey is about 100 miles (160 km).
Counties on the Catawba and Northern Trail.
Connecting trails. The Catawba and Northern Trail forks off north from the Lower Cherokee Traders' Path in York County, South Carolina. The Catawba and Northern Trail heads due north to the Yadkin River settlements (North Carolina) where it joins the New River and Southern Trail in Wilkes County.
Settlers and Records
No lists of settlers who used the Catawba and Northern Trail are known to exist. However, local and county histories along the road may reveal that many of the first pioneer settlers arrived from places to the northeast along the route.