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Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Townsend's Ferry

 
 
Townsend's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, October 23, 2014
1. Townsend's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  John Townsend bought a large tract of land here in 1841, an area that became Lansing Ames Heights and Canyon rim Park. Operated a ferry that provided commercial transport across the river at site of present bridge until the civil war. Grandson Thomas C. Townsend was state tax commissioner and ran for governor in 1932.
 
Erected 2007 by Descendants of John Townsend: West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 3.952′ N, 81° 4.613′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Fayette Station Rd. The marker is located along the New River Gorge scenic drive. There is no near crossroad as it runs through a national park. It is just south of the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge, which crosses the river. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Fayette Station Rd. Looking north toward the New River Gorge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, October 23, 2014
2. Fayette Station Rd. Looking north toward the New River Gorge Bridge
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trail to Bridge Overlook (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Deceptive Forest (approx. 0.3 miles away); New River (approx. 0.3 miles away); New River Gorge Scenic Drives (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to New River Gorge National River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Townsend's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, October 23, 2014
3. Townsend's Ferry Marker
The Tunney Hunsaker Bridge crosses the New River Gorge near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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