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Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ice’s Ferry

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. Ice's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Ice's Ferry was settled by Frederick Ice in 1767. His son Adam, born the same year, was the first white child born in Monongahela Valley. Andrew Ice in 1785 started the first authorized ferry in western Virginia.
 
Erected 2004 by WV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 39° 40.098′ N, 79° 51.552′ W. Marker is in Cheat Lake, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Cheat Road (County Route 857), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); George Washington Stopped Here (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Pierpont
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By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. Ice's Ferry Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fueling a Community: The Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Easton Roller Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheat Lake.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Ice's Ferry Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 18, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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