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Near Waterford in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Knight's Ferry

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Knight's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 9, 2013
1. Knight's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Picturesque mining center and trading post, 1849, once called Dentville. Early ferry to the southern mines; county seat 1862-72; rare wooden covered bridge reputedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, 1854; old flour mill, 1854.
 
Erected by California State Department of Public Work, Division of Highways. (Marker Number 347.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West, and the Covered Bridges series lists.
 
Location. 37° 49.061′ N, 120° 39.178′ W. Marker is near Waterford, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on California Route 120 0.3 miles east of Kennedy Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford CA 95386, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista (approx. half a mile away); Knight's Ferry Bridge
Knight's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 9, 2013
2. Knight's Ferry Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (approx. 0.7 miles away); Knights Ferry Covered Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tulloch’s Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Knights Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Knights Ferry No. 2 (approx. one mile away); Knights Ferry - The Store (approx. one mile away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is identical to the other Knight's Ferry Marker 1 mile to the west.
 
Knight's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 9, 2013
3. Knight's Ferry Marker
View west on CA-120. Green highway sign in center of photo reads: Knights Ferry turn off 1/4 mile.
Knights Ferry Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
4. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge
Looking East
Main Street of Knights Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen
5. Main Street of Knights Ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2013. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on September 4, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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