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Buchanan in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Looney's Ferry

 
 
Looney's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Looney's Ferry Marker
Inscription. Looney's Ferry, established in 1742, was the first crossing over James River in this region. On the other side of the river was Cherry Tree Bottom, home of Colonel John Buchanan, and above the mouth of this creek stood Fort Fauquier, 1758-1763.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A 91.)
 
Location. 37° 31.098′ N, 79° 41.862′ W. Marker is in Buchanan, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buchanan VA 24066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Joy (approx. mile away); The Anchorage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buchanan (approx. one mile away); The Botetourt Artillery (approx. one mile away); Wilson Warehouse (approx. one mile away); Buchanan Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Buchanan & The James River & Kanawha Canal (approx. 1.3 miles away); Peaks of Otter (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchanan.
 
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Looney's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Looney's Ferry Marker
James River is (barely) visible behind the sign looking northwest.
Looney's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. Looney's Ferry Marker
View looking southwest on Route 11.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,538 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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