GOVERNOR ARCHIBALD ROANE PAPERS, 1801-1803

The official papers of Governor Archibald Roane contain several documents of significant value to researchers concerned with early road construction and internal improvements in Tennessee. One of the early projects involved the construction of the Cumberland Turnpike connecting the Washington and Mero Districts. Thomas N. Clark in 1802 touched upon many of the problems faced by this turnpike before its completion, mentioning particularly the Indians over whose land the road passed.