I am interested in human settlement patterns and the development of roads in Southern Appalachia, especially in East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. I am especially interested in what happened in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Any suggestions for resources? I am hoping to access the route maps from the early RFD mail system but maybe there is something more
Dear Mr. Thomas,
Thank you for posting your question to History Hub! Below are a few suggestions for cartographic series that may hold relevant records:
I would suggest contacting the Cartographic reference staff in College Park, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Best of luck with your research!