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Near Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old Ferry Road

 
 
Old Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
1. Old Ferry Road Marker
Inscription.  This sunken pathway is a remnant of the old Carnifex Ferry road. The road was an important travel route before the Civil war and into the early 1900's. Under the cover of darkness, the Confederate army was able to retreat on this narrow trace without detection by the Federal forces.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 12.533′ N, 80° 56.467′ W. Marker is near Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Carnifex Ferry Crossing (County Route 23) 1.1 miles south of Summersville Lake Road, on the left when traveling south. On the grounds of the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1194 Carnifex Ferry Crossing, Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Soldier's Recollection (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Gauley (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Thunder (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendly Fire (about 600 feet
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away); Henry Patterson House (about 600 feet away); The Silent Witness (about 700 feet away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (about 700 feet away); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
Old Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
2. Old Ferry Road Marker
Old Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
3. Old Ferry Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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