First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway

First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (HM22M3)

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

N 37° 53.816', W 84° 16.049'

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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). The ferry operated until 1931, when the present bridge was constructed. Its last owner was Colonel David J. Williams. Ferry road remains nearby. Presented by Society of Boonesborough.
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. Callaway was killed by Indians, Mar. 8, 1780, while building this ferry. He is buried near here. Presented by Society of Boonesborough.
HM NumberHM22M3
Year Placed2014
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740265 N 4197900
Decimal Degrees37.89693333, -84.26748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.816', W 84° 16.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 48.96" N, 84° 16' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4286-4320 KY-388, Richmond KY 40475, US
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