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Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry

 
 
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By Rebecca Sewell Homan
1. Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry Marker
Inscription. Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority ownership in the ferry and it was operated by William Childers, a white man. The ferry was often referred to as Childers Ferry during this time. By Feb 23, 1835, the Garrett family, white settlers, had taken up residence on the east side of the Coosa. Building a house at the site of Pathkiller's former home. The Garrett family obtained ownership of the ferry prior to 1837 and from that time on it would be known as Garrett's Ferry. The ferry operated until around 1960 with the construction of Weiss Lake and a bridge across the river.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 8.414′ N, 85° 41.099′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is on College Street (County Route 20) 0.1 miles south of South River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centre AL 35960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrett Cemetery (here, next to this marker); J.D. Jordan Jr. House
Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Sewell Homan, February 22, 2018
2. Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Turkey Town Council Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Johnathan Pratt (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cherokee County's Beginnings (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Rebecca Sewell Homan of Leesburg, Alabama. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Rebecca Sewell Homan of Leesburg, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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