Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky

Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (HM1DN1)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.817', W 84° 16.033'

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Col. Richard Callaway

Born in Caroline County, Virginia, in June 1722, Richard Callaway served in French and Indian wars and as a colonel in Revolutionary War. He was a member of Virginia House of Burgesses and one of the first settlers of Boonesborough. In process of building his ferry, Callaway was killed by Indians, Mar. 8, 1780, and buried near here.
Presented by Society of Boonesborough

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First Ferry in Kentucky

License for first ferry established in state, Oct. 1779, was granted to Col. Richard Callaway by the Virginia legislature. The fare for a man or a horse was three shillings (50 cents). Ferry operated until 1931, when present bridge was constructed. Its last owner was Colonel David J. Williams. Ferry road remains nearby.
Presented by Society of Boonesborough
HM NumberHM1DN1
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1578
Year Placed1976
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740289 N 4197902
Decimal Degrees37.89695000, -84.26721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.817', W 84° 16.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 49.02" N, 84° 16' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4287-4321 KY-388, Richmond KY 40475, US
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