Scenic & Historic Landscapes

The Byway links a series of views to rural historic landscapes that are evocative of the pioneer era and frontier culture.

Frontier Route

Walton Road Trace of the Old Roadbed Near Marlow Lane

 

Places Where One Can Still See the Frontier Route

Visitors to the Byway can discover traces of the original Walton Road within its corridor. The traces are mostly identifiable in wooded areas and appear as linear, shallow depressions in the ground approximately 10-15 feet wide. The known locations of road traces associated with the Walton Road have been mapped by Dr. Calvin Dickinson of Tennessee Tech.

The old roadbed traces generally align with the Byway on US 70N/US 70 in segments between Carthage and Cookeville, Monterey to Crossville, and Crab Orchard into Rockwood. The original route diverges from the state designated scenic byway route in several places, most notably between Cookeville and Monterey.

The following are some of the best examples of roadbed traces:

  • Road trace at Helms Road
  • Road trace at Woodcliff Road
  • Road trace at Marlow Lane