Henry County VA Moravian Route Moravian Trail - The Carolina Road - Great Philadelphia Wagon Road - Iroquoi Trail
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Continuing along to the southeast in Bassett you may not notice any creeks. But there are several and the Moravian Brothers had to negotiate all before they reached the ford.

"The road was very bad, and we stuck fast several times. We set up our tent by a plantation; and today in spite of all our efforts we have advanced only seven miles. It began to rain..."

In fact it rained so hard that,after a long, wet night, they found the river had risen 2 feet.

And so another day was spent resting, drying clothes, mending socks and visiting with the people who lived nearby. Finally, early on November 11, they crossed the Smith near Hickey's Ordinary and promptly mired up in a swamp. Where was the ford?

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

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