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Oxford in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oxford - Bellevue Ferry

November 1683

 
 
Oxford - Bellevue Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
1. Oxford - Bellevue Ferry Marker
Inscription. Believed to be nation’s oldest privately operated ferry service. Ferry has plied across Tred Avon River since Talbot County Court “pitcht upon Mr. Richard Royston to Keepe a Ferry” November 20, 1683, service has been continuous since 1836.
 
Erected 1974 by The Star-Democrat, Talbot County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 41.573′ N, 76° 10.471′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 333 and Strand Road, on the left on State Route 333. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford MD 21654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Robert Morris Inn (a few steps from this marker); Oxford Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Col. Tench Tilghman (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grave of General Perry Benson (approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4.1 miles away); “Canterbury Mannor” (approx. 4.3 miles away); “Hole-in-the-Wall” (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .
Wide View of the Oxford - Bellevue Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 7, 2010
2. Wide View of the Oxford - Bellevue Ferry Marker
In the background the Talbot ferry is moored, at the foot of Morris Street in Oxford. The crew is discharging vehicles and passengers from Bellevue, while others wait to board for the return trip.
 Oxford-Bellevue Ferry. "The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service, crosses the Tred Avon River between Oxford, Maryland and Bellevue, Maryland." (Submitted on August 9, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Oxford-Bellevue Ferry - The <i>Talbot</i> image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
3. Oxford-Bellevue Ferry - The Talbot
Ferry crosses the Tred Avon River about every 20 minutes and holds up to 9 vehicles. The cost is $11.00 per car and driver and $3.00 for each passenger.
The <i>Talbot</i> image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
4. The Talbot
The crossing lasts about 10 minutes.
<i>Talbot</i> on the Tred Avon River image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 7, 2010
5. Talbot on the Tred Avon River
The latest in a long history of boats to ferry from Oxford to Bellevue, the diesel-powered Talbot has been in service since 1980.
<i>Talbot</i> image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 8, 2010
6. Talbot
The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry prepares to dock on the Oxford shore of the Tred Avon River.
View of Tred Avon River During Ferry Crossing. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
7. View of Tred Avon River During Ferry Crossing.
 
 
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