“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Crumpton in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Callisterís Ferry

Callisterís Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
March 10, 2006
1. Callisterís Ferry Marker
Inscription. Near this spot Henry Callister, Merchant, operated a rope and raft ferry across the Chester River during the 1750ís and 1760ís. Well into the next century the crossing at Crumpton continued to be known as “Callisterís Ferry.” It served as an important link in early overland transportation on the upper Eastern Shore.
Erected by Queen Anneís County Bicentennial Commission and Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 14.622′ N, 75° 55.464′ W. Marker is in Crumpton, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Crumpton Road (Maryland Route 290), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crumpton MD 21628, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dudley's Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Colonel Isaac Perkins (approx. 5.9 miles away); Brig. Gen. John Cadwalader (approx. 6 miles away); Downsí Cross Roads (approx. 7.1 miles away); St. Lukeís Episcopal Parish (approx. 7.8 miles away); Washington College (approx. 7.9 miles away); Chestertown Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Chestertown Historic District (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels
Chester River near old ferry crossing. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Chester River near old ferry crossing.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then. Last updated on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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