Dix's Ferry

Dix's Ferry (HM18WJ)

Location: Danville, VA 24540
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 34.851', W 79° 20.426'

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John Dix established his ferry approximately three miles south of here on the Dan River. During the American Revolution, in February 1781, the ferry was a strategic site in Gen. Nathanael Greene's "race to the Dan," the pursuit of Greene to the Dan River in Virginia by British Gen. Charles Cornwallis. The ferry also transported troops and supplies for Greene's army in his actions against Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. In 1791 President George Washington crossed the Dan River on the ferry as he returned from his 1,887-mile southern tour.
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HM NumberHM18WJ
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Marker NumberU 39
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 648474 N 4049658
Decimal Degrees36.58085000, -79.34043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 34.851', W 79° 20.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 34' 51.06" N, 79° 20' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1438-1462 South Boston Rd, Danville VA 24540, US
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