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Near Mount Nebo in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Hughes Ferry/Bridge

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Hughes Ferry/Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Site of first ferry in Nicholas County to cross Gauley River nearby. Owned first by William McClung; lost in court case to Ed Hughes. Family operated until 1903, when county built bridge for $7,200. Vital transportation link for settlers and goods on Wilderness Rd.—Summersville to James River & Kanawha Turnpike, Gauley Bridge, Fayetteville, and Lewisburg. Current bridge built in 1995 is third at site.
 
Erected 2006 by Nicholas County Historic Landmark Commission & Historical & Genealogical Society, and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 14.116′ N, 80° 50.991′ W. Marker is near Mount Nebo, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Old U.S. 19 just east of U.S. 19, on the left when traveling south. It is near the northern end of Old U.S. 19. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Nebo WV 26679, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Workers Grave Site
Hughes Ferry/Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Hughes Ferry/Bridge Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Running the River (approx. 2.2 miles away); Flood Control (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nicholas County Bank (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nancy Hart's Capture (approx. 3.2 miles away); Summersville (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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