The Royal Colony of North Carolina

Internal Roads as of 1775

Many of today's major highways started out during the Royal Period as Indian paths that were widened slightly for colonial use prior to the American Revolution. Most included private ferries to cross the many streams and rivers in the colony, and later at these ferries small villages began to spring up right after the Revolution. Each county assigned road building and maintenance duty to its citizens well into the 19th century. 

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