drovers road

Learn how WNC’s history was shaped by The Drover’s Road, a major trade route through the Southern Appalachians, with a virtual program hosted by the WNC Historical Association at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.

The Drover’s Road is so-named for the large herds of livestock driven to market along the corridor, but the story behind the vital passage through the Blue Ridge includes Native Americans, stagecoaches, common and famous travelers, Civil War soldiers, and much more.

The talk followed by a Q&A will be led by John Ager, a state legislator and owner of Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, where the Drover’s Road passed through.

The program is part of the WNC Historical Society’s WNC Lecture Series. Free for WNCHA members; $5 for general admission.

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