"The first Native Americans followed the animal trails..
the pioneers walked the Native American trails..
the settlers rode the pioneer trails..
the roads and highways were built on the tracks of the settlers."
Note that on the 1822, 1823, 1826 & 1836 maps that Louisa, Ky. is placed on the Little Sandy River, rather than on the Big Sandy River (where it's actually located).
Any traveler using these maps would have ended up in the middle of uninhabited woods, 30 miles west of his intended destination ;>)
Olive Hill celebrated its centennial in 1961, although it appears on maps as early as 1845.
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