History of the Stagecoach in the West Origin of the Stagecoach Goods and merchandise were carried in carts as far back as B. Whether you want to call them carts, chariots, or wagons, wheeled conveyances have been around for thousands of years. Stagecoaches were developed in London as early as and reached Paris by Stage coach lines were established in the east around the settlements of Jametown, Concord, Boston and other towns and cities to transport passengers through treacherous terrain and all weather conditions. Soon they were carrying mail and freight as well. Since at that time, the frontier extended on a few hundred miles inland, there was little need for public transportation.