White House Ferry

White House Ferry (HM3B1)

Location: Luray, VA 22835 Page County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 39.939', W 78° 27.76'

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Operated from 1870-1910 about ¼ mile north of U.S. 211 over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River with its approach road close to the existing White House. You can easily see the White House, on the east side of the river, as you drive to the west.

A cable ferry 10 feet wide by 20 feet long pulled back and forth by four horse teams.

Fares: "Man and horse, 25 cents. Man or a horse alone 12½ cents, except as to the present or any future post rider, who shall pay for himself and horse 12½ cents."

(insert) The White House Ferry as it appeared in the mid 1800's. Artist: Merle Hilscher—painted in 2003. (artist's signature) For more information about this artist please inquire at the Town Office or Chamber of Commerce.
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HM NumberHM3B1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:24am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 720758 N 4282729
Decimal Degrees38.66565000, -78.46266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.939', W 78° 27.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 56.34" N, 78° 27' 45.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 US-211 BUS, Luray VA 22835, US
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