Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Old Ky. River Toll Bridge
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Carrollton Urban Forestry Commission. (Marker Number 2116.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 40.845′ N, 85° 11.114′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Explored (here, next to this marker); Scott's Blockhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Gen. Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Percival Pierce Butler (approx. 1.3 miles away); General William Orlando Butler (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carrollton (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
Also see . . . The City James Jett Helped Build, Paid Back By Suing Him. “About the same time he was championing a bridge across the Kentucky River joining Carrollton to Prestonville where none had been before. Against opposition from local ferry boat operators, he spearheaded a toll span that opened in 1900 and rapidly was seen as of ‘great value…as it has afforded facilities of inestimable benefit to the city of Carrollton and to the inhabitants on the west side of the river.’ For many years Jett was the treasurer for the bridge company.” (Submitted on July 2, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.