“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Newman in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Hills Ferry

Historic Landmark

Historic Landmark Hills Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Card, March 19, 2006
1. Historic Landmark Hills Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1849 by Judge O D Dickerson.

Named for Jesse Hill
Operator of the Ferry Boat that landed just upstream under the present bridge site.
Erected 1964 by Boy Scouts of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 37° 21.009′ N, 120° 58.636′ W. Marker is near Newman, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newman CA 95360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founding Day April 28, 1888 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gustine Museum (approx. 6.6 miles away); Men of Gustine War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Enterprise School (approx. 6.6 miles away); Orestimba (approx. 7.8 miles away); West of This Point is the California Aqueduct (approx. 7.8 miles away); Irwin City
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(approx. 7.9 miles away); Hotel Del Puerto (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newman.
Also see . . .  Hills Ferry. Additional photos of the marker and the Hills Ferry site. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by James Card of Newman, California.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by James Card of Newman, California. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 9, 2012, by James Card of Newman, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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May. 15, 2021