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Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry

 
 
Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
1. Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Marker
Inscription. The Sistersville Ferry is the longest continuously working mode of transportation in Monroe County, operating from 1815 to 2003. It crosses the Ohio River between Fly, Ohio, and Sistersville, West Virginia, which is the apex of the longest straight stretch on the Ohio River. This section of the river is called the "Long Reach," which runs about twenty miles in length. At the "Long Reach," one can see Beavertown seven and a half miles to the south, and in the other direction Sardis can be spotted five miles north. The Sistersville Ferry is located near the site George Washington encamped during a survey trip to the west on October 25, 1770.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.996′ N, 81° 0.268′ W. Marker is in Fly, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Ohio River Scenic Byway (Ohio Route 7). Click for map. Located at the entrance to the ferry landing. Marker is in this post office area: New Matamoras OH 45767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
2. Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Sister (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Sistersville (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); Wells Family Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away in West Virginia); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 6.2 miles away); Van Camp (approx. 6.4 miles away in West Virginia); Middlebourne (approx. 7.4 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Sistersville Ferry. (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Landing image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
3. Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry Landing
Sistersville Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Tim Kiser, December 20, 2006
4. Sistersville Ferry
City of Sistersville Ferry Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
5. City of Sistersville Ferry Sign
Sistersville Ferry Information Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
6. Sistersville Ferry Information Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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