Here through the Maggoty Gap, the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to Georgia, known locally as the Carolina Road, passes through the Blue Ridge. Originating as the Great Warrior Path of the Iroquois centuries before, the path was frequently used by the Iroquois before being ceded to the whites in 1744 to become one of the most heavily traveled roads in all Colonial America.
Geographic Location: Franklin County
Physical Description of Location: Virgil H. Goode Highway (Route 220), Rocky Mt, VA 24151. Marker is in wayside on right when traveling south, .25 miles south of intersection of Virgil H. Goode Highway and Bonbrook Mill Road (State Route 635).
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