Congaree River Ferries Historical

Congaree River Ferries Historical (HM1WJM)

Location: Eastover, SC 29044 Richland County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 45.781', W 80° 38.533'

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Joseph Joyner owned a private ferry on the Congaree River near this site by 1749. John McCord's private ferry succeeded Joyner's by 1757, becoming public in 1766 by statue. A route from Charleston to Camden crossed the river at McCord's Ferry. Due to its strategic location, the ferry figured in actions on the south side of the river during the Revolutionary War.
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As the river cut a new channel, isolating the oxbow lake now called Bates Old River, a second ferry was chartered in 1845. This ferry was operated by the Bates family from the Civil War until bridges replaced both crossings in the 1920s. U.S. Hwy. 601 crosses the old river west of the McCord's Ferry site and the Congaree River two miles downriver from the former Bates Ferry site.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByRichland County Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 533132 N 3735937
Decimal Degrees33.76301667, -80.64221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.781', W 80° 38.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 46.86" N, 80° 38' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)803
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-601, Eastover SC 29044, US
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