Monday, January 7, 2013

How Long Did it Take to Get From New York to New Orleans in 1800?

About four weeks, according to this map from Mother Nature Network.

Check out the post "How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s"?


nolongernormal said...

I think the map is measuring time from NYC, rather than along the lines. That is, both Detroit and New Orleans were 4 weeks from NYC. I don't think the map says anything about the distance between New Orleans and Detroit.

John Fea said...

Your're right, Sam. That makes more sense. Thanks