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Near Ripplemead in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Snidow's Ferry

 
 
Snidow's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Snidow's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity Christian Snidow, pioneer, established a ferry over the river in 1786, and built a house in 1793.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number KG-17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
 
Location. 37° 19.785′ N, 80° 40.499′ W. Marker is near Ripplemead, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) 0.4 miles west of Big Stony Creek Road (Virginia Road 635), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ripplemead VA 24150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snidow Pioneers (approx. 2.1 miles away); Camp John J. Pershing (approx. 2.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pearisburg
Wide view of the Snidow's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Snidow's Ferry Marker
Today the four lane US-460 towers over the site of Snidow's Ferry crossing on the New River.
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Court of Giles County (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Snidow Family Association, Inc. - Col. Christian Snidow. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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