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The Wilderness Road
A description of the routes of travel by which the pioneers and early settlers first came to Kentucky.

Travels through the Western Interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816
"Travels through the western interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816: with a particular description of a great part of Mexico, or New-Spain. Containing a particular account of thirteen different tribes of Indians through…

The Independent Gazetteer, or, the Chronicle of Freedom, 24 January 1788

"By a gentleman lately arrived from the western country... not less than eighteen to twenty thousand emigrants have arrived in Kentucky within the last nine months by the different routs of the Ohio, Wilderness, &c."

William Brown's memorandum book, 1790
Memorandum book documenting William Brown's travel from Hanover County, Virginia, to Kentucky, via Fort Pitt and the Ohio River. Included are pages from 1 August 1790, to 1 December 1790.

Memoir, correspondence, and miscellanies, from the papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2.
In 1788, Jefferson wrote to a John Brown of Kentucky urging Americans to wait until Europe was at war before attempting further exploration of the West.