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Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of First Ferry and Bridge

 

(about 300 feet West)

 
First Ferry and Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 8, 2011
1. First Ferry and Bridge Marker
Inscription. First ferry on the Trinity River at Dallas was started here, 1842, by John Neely Bryan (1810 - 1877), the founder of Dallas. Alexander Cockrell (1820 - 1858), early builder and developer, replaced ferry with wooden toll bridge, 1854. This crossing played an important part in the development of the city.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6697.)
 
Location. 32° 46.686′ N, 96° 48.519′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Commerce Street just west of South Houston Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennedy Assassination Route (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dealey Plaza (about 400 feet away); Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark (about 400 feet away); John Neely Bryan and Margaret Beeman Bryan (about 500 feet away); Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building (about 600 feet away); Dallas County Records Building
First Ferry and Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 8, 2011
2. First Ferry and Bridge Marker
(about 600 feet away); John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza (about 700 feet away); Log Cabin Pioneers of Dallas County (about 800 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas State Historical Association entry for John Neely Bryan. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Texas State Historical Association entry for Alexander Cockrell. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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