The Wilderness Road. A description of the Routes of Travel by which the Pioneer and Early Settlers first came to Kentucky


This book was written for the Filson Club as a description of the routes of travel by which the pioneers and early settlers first came to Kentucky. These early settlers came from Virginia, the Carolinas, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The greater portion of this travel was over the Wilderness Road, though many persons made their way down the Ohio River. The author has included a map showing these routes from various established cities or forts such as Richmond, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania across the mountains to Boonesboro or Crab Orchard, Kentucky. It includes descriptions of the routes containing the mileage from spot to spot along the way.  


Thomas Speed


1886, (2023), paper, 80 pp.

ISBN: 9781639141463