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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.
Photographed 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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. 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
Wide view of the Snidow's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pearisburg (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. Association website homepage (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Jun. 26, 2022