The Royal Colony of South Carolina

The Fall Line Road

Built between 1735 and 1760, this important road connected the central parts of the Carolinas with Virginia and Georgia


By about 1735, the Fall Line Road cut off from the King’s Highway at Fredericksburg, Virginia and continued to points south following the "fall line," a geological feature which acts as a separation between the lower river tidelands and upper inland elevations on the Atlantic Coast.

The Fall Line Road continued on this path as far south as Augusta, Georgia. Check your road atlas and find US Highway 1, then identify all of the counties of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina that the route intersects. You will find the places where your ancestors may have stopped en route on the Fall Line Road. 

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