The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road served as a main north-â€“south thoroughfare in Colonial America. Prior to English settlement, Iroquois tribes used the road as a trading route. A portion of the Wagon Road can still be found on William H. McGee's farm in Stokes County. As Stokes County Historical Council president, McGee is directing a project to retrace the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road through North Carolina. This project is sponsored by the North Carolina Quadricentennial Anniversary Committee. Along with other projects, such as the building of the Elizabeth II and the excavation of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, the North Carolina Quadricentennial Anniversary Committee is attempting to call attention to the first English settlements in America.