Rates of Travel 1800
by Allan R. Pred, Urban Growth and the Circulation of Information, 1790-1840-
The map shows travel times to various parts of the country in the first part of the 19th century. All travel times start in New York City and accordingly, a trip from New York to the Georgia/Florida state line would have taken two weeks and then another week to reach the Gulf coast.
I always wonder about this.