Townsend's Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 03.951 W 081° 04.619
17S E 493247 N 4213124
Quick history about the ferry that once operated here.
Waymark Code: WMY9DG
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/14/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Townsend's Ferry

John Townsend bought a large tract of land here in 1841, an area that became Lansing, Ames Heights, and Canyon Rim Park. Operated a ferry that provided commercial transport across the river at site of present bridge until the Civil War. Grandson Thomas C. Townsend was state tax commissioner and ran for governor in 1932.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Townsend's Ferry

Marker Location: CR 82

County or Independent City: Fayette County, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2007

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