Tempe in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Site of Hayden's Ferry
1200 Feet Northeast of This Marker
Established in 1871, when the Salt River was a flowing stream and a barrier to travel the ferry was held on course by a wire cable taut across the river. It was an important link in settling the southwest.
Charles Trumbull Hayden
who established the first flour mill
in the Salt River Valley.
La Casa Vieja built in 1871 was the Hayden Home
Erected 1964 by Arizona Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 25.767′ N, 111° 56.412′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on West 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at east end of patio at Monti's Resturant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 West 1st Street, Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hayden House (a few steps from this marker); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tempe Hardware Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Old Church" Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Double Butte Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tempe.
Also see . . . Hayden's Ferry. A short Arizona Stories - Milestones AzPBS.org YouTube video on Hayden's Ferry. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on February 16, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.