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— Confederate Lifeline —The Roanoke Navigation Company opened the upper Dan River here for batteau traffic in the 1820s, and the towns of Leaksville (present-day Eden) and Madison became river ports. During the antebellum era, farmers shipped their produce downstream to markets in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. On the return trip, the bateaux carried goods bound for the town merchants. When the Richmond and Danville Railroad reached Danville, Virginia in 1856, batteau traffic decreased below that point.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 610711 N 4038546|
|Decimal Degrees||36.48583333, -79.76401667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 29.15', W 79° 45.841'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 29' 9.00" N, 79° 45' 50.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 833-899 Old State Hwy 87, Eden NC 27288, US|
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