The Upper Road

The Upper Road

Map of the Upper Road

©1995 by Beverly Whitaker, Genealogy Tutor


Route of the Upper Road

Fredericksburg, VA
Hillsboro, NC
Salisbury, NC
Charlotte, NC
Spartanburg, SC
Greenville, SC

The Upper Road began at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on the King's Highway and continued through Virginia and into the Carolinas. It ran west of the Fall Line Road and the coastal King's Highway.

Today, this path is no longer a continuous road because several man-made lakes are along the way. The general route from Fredericksburg was west of present-day Interstate 85. It passed through the current Virginia counties of Spotsylvania, Louisa, Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, Nottoway, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg. From the North Carolina line, it is nearly the same as Interstate 85 and continues into South Carolina.

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The Upper Road

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