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The Old Plank Roads

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Plank roads formed an interesting link in the progress of transportation in the state during the antebellum period and were the forerunner of the present good roads in North Carolina. This type of road was a Russian invention. Getting goods to eastern markets from the Piedmont region was hampered by a lack of good roads and railroad lines. Legislation passed in 1849 authorized construction of plank roads in which flat wooden planks were laid closely to make a firm roadbed.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 42, Mar 1944, p4-5