Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry

Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (HM1I2Y)

Location: , OH 45767 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 33.996', W 81° 0.268'

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The Sistersville Ferry is the longest continuously working mode of transportation in Monroe County, operating from 1815 to 2003. It crosses the Ohio River between Fly, Ohio, and Sistersville, West Virginia, which is the apex of the longest straight stretch on the Ohio River. This section of the river is called the "Long Reach," which runs about twenty miles in length. At the "Long Reach," one can see Beavertown seven and a half miles to the south, and in the other direction Sardis can be spotted five miles north. The Sistersville Ferry is located near the site George Washington encamped during a survey trip to the west on October 25, 1770.
HM NumberHM1I2Y
Marker Number6-56
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 499616 N 4379655
Decimal Degrees39.56660000, -81.00446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.996', W 81° 0.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 59.76" N, 81° 0' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33582 OH-7, OH 45767, US
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