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Near Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

McBee's Ferry

 
 
McBee's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2010
1. McBee's Ferry Marker
Inscription. 1/2 mile NW, near the present railway bridge, this ferry was established by William McBee in the last decade of the 18th century. Many early travelers have, in their diaries, mentioned using it.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E36.)
 
Location. 36° 3.702′ N, 83° 41.037′ W. Marker is near Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 11E, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The Ferry sits at the corner of Highway 11e, and Old Strawberry Plains Pike. 1000ft westward from East End Road opposite side of road from Holston Memorial Gardens Graveyard. If you turn onto Old Strawberry Plains Pike prior to the first curve, view to the right at the river and you can see where the embankment was used for the Ferry. The Post for the cables from the Ferry are still visible. Marker is in this post office area: Strawberry Plains TN 37871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 6.4 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 6.4 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 6.5 miles away); Henry's Station
McBee's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 19, 2010
2. McBee's Ferry Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Dumplin Creek Treaty (approx. 7 miles away); Treaty of Dumplin Creek (approx. 7.1 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 7.1 miles away); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker sits at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Highway 11E. The marker is about 1 mile westward from that location.
 
Also see . . .  Genealogy Information on William McBee. Also includes text of his Will. (Submitted on March 18, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
McBee's Ferry Location image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 19, 2010
3. McBee's Ferry Location
McBee's Ferry Location Holston River image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 19, 2010
4. McBee's Ferry Location Holston River
McBee's Ferry Location RR bridge Holston River image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 19, 2010
5. McBee's Ferry Location RR bridge Holston River
McBee's Ferry Location RR bridge Holston River image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 19, 2010
6. McBee's Ferry Location RR bridge Holston River
McBee's Ferry Marker aerial View image. Click for full size.
circa April 2015
7. McBee's Ferry Marker aerial View
Ferry's physical location is at the intersection of Old Strawberry Plains Pike and 11E, near East End Road and the East View Memorial Gardens. Once on "OLD Strawberry Plains Pike" prior to first curve view down to river on right you can view where the Ferry once was.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Sandra Norton of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   7. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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