Trans-AppalachiaThe area west of the Appalachian Mountains is a region known as trans-Appalachia.
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2 Famous Settlers of the trans-Appalachian region
3 Increasing trans-Appalachian populations
First US inhabitants of the trans-Appalachia region
In the early 1800s Americans, who wanted to find a better life in the wilderness, traveled several main roads over the Appalachians. Those from New england followed the Mohawk Trail ino western New York. The travelers from Philadelphia took Forbes' Road to Pittsburgh, where they could travel west on the Ohio River. From Baltimore, they went to Pittsburgh on Braddock's Road. Middle Atlantic settlers used Cumberland Road(National Road). Southerners used either the Great Valley Road or the Richmond Road through the mountains to the Cumberland Gap. From there they could take the Wilderness Road north, into the Ohio Valley.
Famous Settlers of the trans-Appalachian region
Increasing trans-Appalachian populations