Hutchins in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Illinois native Alanson Dawdy (1826 - 1901) came to Dallas County in 1847. In 1854, he was granted a license to operate a ferry at this site on the Trinity River, the southernmost crossing at the time. An important route for citizens living on both sides of the river, the ferry continued in operation until about 1876. Ferry charges included one dollar for a wagon with four or more animals, ten cents for a man and horse, and five cents for a person on foot. The first permanent bridge was installed at this site in 1888. Dawdy was a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6678.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 38.901′ N, 96° 41.158′ W. Marker is in Hutchins, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Dowdy Ferry Road 0.3 miles east of Trout Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dowdy Ferry Road, Hutchins TX 75141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Hutchins (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Hutchins (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hutchins Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lowrey-Hurst Homestead (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rylie Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rylie Prairie (approx. 4 miles away); St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pleasant Run (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutchins.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.