29-31 Ashe's Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 51.169 W 080° 51.774
17S E 512532 N 3856729
Quick Description: Nice little bit of history about a crossing spot on the Catawba River that is near Lancaster and York County lines.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2018 4:57:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMZHND
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
Views: 3

Long Description:
Text on plaque - both sides:

29-31 Ashe's Ferry

Front:

A ferry nearby crossed the Catawba River between Lancaster County and York County for more than 30 years and was the last state-run ferry in S.C. It was built in 1927-28 by Willian n. Ashe (1862-1932) owner of the nearby Ashe Brick Company, to transport bricks and crops. As private ferry it charged 25 cents for buggies and 35 cents for cars but was free after it became a public ferry

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Sponsored of the Lancaster Historical Commission, 2014

Reverse:

29-31 Ashe's Ferry

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The ferry was taken over by the S.C. Highway Department on 1944. It was operated for many years by Early Morgan Brown (1891-1963) a Catawba Indian who lived on the York side of the river. The ferry, pushed by poles until a small motor was installed in 1955, closed in 1959 after the construction of a bridge on S.C. Hwy. 5 that spanned the river.

Sponsored of the Lancaster Historical Commission, 2014
Marker Name: Ashe's Ferry

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker number: 29-31

County: Lancaster County

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