Henry County VA Moravian Route Moravian Trail - The Carolina Road - Great Philadelphia Wagon Road - Iroquoi Trail
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Look to the right - before the watertankRemnants of the old road.

To follow their approximate path from present day Philpott go east across the railroad tracks and turn sharply right. You will climb a steep hill and then ride for several miles along a ridge. This is a pleasant stretch of road - few houses and little traffic. Looking off to the south you will again catch glimpses of Pilot Mountain and you may see evidence of the old Morgan Bryant road off through the woods. Now you must watch for the watertank to turn right. Turn right again on a street named 'Sunset.'  Immediately you feel like you are returning to civilization and very soon the road drops sharply down into Bassett.
What a surprise! I had driven through Bassett many times but never knew this road existed.  It lies directly across from Bassett's corporate offices and behind the old train depot. Turning left at the bottom of this steep hill your path is level for 2 miles or more to the ford over the Smith.  The Crossing



Map Detail: Smith River  Horsepasture Creek  North Mayo River  South Mayo River 


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