Amos' Ferry

Amos' Ferry (HMQRP)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.082', W 85° 53.21'

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1798 - 1906

James Amos, one of the early settlers of the lands on the south bank of Green River, built what became known as the Amos Flatboat Landings in the 1790s - the north and south landings here, along with others at the mouths of Lynn Camp Creek and Little Barren River. The commerce carried by raft and flatboat along these waters supplied vital goods to the first communities along this stretch of Green River.

Amos maintained a ferry between his landings for public transport, and "Amos' Ferry" became a familiar landmark, mentioned in court records as early as 1798. The ferry operated until the 1860s, when Union armies built pontoon bridges that made the ferry unnecessary. Operations resumed after the war, but with the construction of the L&N Turnpike bridge in 1906, the ferry made its last crossing.
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Placed ByCity of Munfordville
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598698 N 4125187
Decimal Degrees37.26803333, -85.88683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.082', W 85° 53.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 4.92" N, 85° 53' 12.60" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103-111 River Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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