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Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp's Ferry

Donated by Gladewater Economic Development Corporation

 
 
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By James Hulse, August 18, 2021
1. Camp's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  

Camp's Ferry was established in 1855 to cross the Sabine River. L.B.Camp, whom the ferry is named after, located the crossing on a portion of the 640 acres he purchased for $1000. Mr. Camp was authorized to charge a person on foot 10˘ to cross the river. A wagon and 4 yoke of oxen or horses could cross for $1.00. Since there were no bridges at the time, the ferry was needed to cross the river.

Welding done by Jon-Eric Johnson
For more Gladewater History, visit the Gladewater Museum

 
Erected 2015 by Gladewater Museum. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 32° 32.097′ N, 94° 56.683′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pacific Avenue and North Main Street (U.S. 271), on the left when traveling west on West Pacific Avenue. The marker is located along the street next to the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Development of Gladewater (a few steps
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By James Hulse, August 18, 2021
2. Camp's Ferry Marker
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from this marker); The Notorious Bonnie & Clyde (a few steps from this marker); Rosendale Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Gladewater Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ben Shepperd (within shouting distance of this marker); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gladewater Discovery Well (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
 
Camp's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 18, 2021
3. Camp's Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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