Butler County - Savannah - Shinn's Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 41° 20.218 W 097° 08.346
14T E 655708 N 4577835
Quick Description: Site of the original county seat of Butler County and Shinn's Ferry across the Platte River.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:33:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM3X2G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 8

Long Description:
Butler County was organized in 1868. The site of Savannnah, the first county seat (1869 - 1872) was located one half mile west and two and one half miles north of this point. Shinn's Ferry, established in 1858, directly north of this point, proved to be the only successful ferry operating between the forks and the mouth of the Platte River, During the early travel westward. Placed by David City Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker Name: BUTLER COUNTY was organized in 1868.

Roadside: yes

City: Not Listed

Other: Not Listed

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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