Compass – Navigation through this area was challenging. The trees of Longwood’s were large and old. The forest was dense with thick-branched trees. Trees rose a hundred feet to block out the sun during daylight hours so travellers had to have a good sense of direction.
George Ward and fellow settlers could ‘blaze a trail’; making hatchet marks on the trees along the path they travelled. To find their way back, they simply followed the marked trees. Some settlers had a compass for direction- a marvelous and more advanced technology for determining direction.
677 Longwoods Rd, Wardsville,
Latitude : 42.62187 Longitude : -81.80628