The Southern Highlands of North Carolina is part of the Appalachian chain that extends from Georgia all the way up into Virginia. Europeans moved to this area during the late 1600’s with the Scotch-Irish and Germans traveling from the northern states down the Great Wagon Road.
The isolated mountainous territory was rugged and difficult to build roads. Despite the isolation, our ancestors were self-sufficient and independent. With plenty of wildlife and a variety of plants for food and medicine, they were able to make a living and survive. (READ MORE…)