The plank road between New Bern and Hillsborough, often called Cornwallis' Road, was built by Governor William Tryon in 1771. Tryon sent a force of 4,000 men to quell a rebellion of Regulators who were gathered around Hillsborough. Along the way, Tryon realized that a road was needed to move his forces quickly, as rebellious hostilities were growing in western North Carolina. During the Revolutionary War, General Charles Cornwallis used the road to transport supplies and to forage the countryside. Paul Koepke moved to Durham County during the 1960s. His residence at Two-Moon Pond is located along what was the old plank road. In 1960 the road was maintained by Durham County as a rural dirt road. During the 1970s however, the road was updated and paved. Since then residential buildings and businesses have moved into the area, bringing with them roadside trash and crime.