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Near Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Davis Ferry

 
 
Davis Ferry Marker - - (Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
1. Davis Ferry Marker - - (Missing)
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.) See the below link under "Also See..." entitled "Davis Ferry History and Photos" - for a photo of the missing marker.
Inscription. The first white man known to have resided in the Tippecanoe Township was a Frenchman named William Burnett who establish a trading post between the mouth of Burnett's creek and the Tippecanoe River. Burnett's daughter married John Davis who established a Wabash River ferry near the outlet of Burnett's creek in 1823. The bridge you are standing on was built in 1912, the ferry was in operation up until the bridge's construction.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 28.571′ N, 86° 52.242′ W. Marker was near Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker was on Davis Ferry Road (Bridge) west of North 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the West side of the Old - Davis Ferry Road Bridge at the mid-point of the bridge over the Wabash River. The bridge is now used for a walking trail. You can park at either end of the bridge. Marker was in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Tecumseh Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Prophet’s Rock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty (approx. 2.5 miles
North End - - Davis Ferry Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
2. North End - - Davis Ferry Bridge
The marker 'was' half way across the bridge (middle) on the right (West) side in the photo. The bridge and grounds now used for a very rustic 'walking trail'.
away); Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Potawatomi ‘Trail of Death’ Route (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Battle of Tippecanoe (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Methodist Camp (approx. 2.5 miles away); Prophet’s Town (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Davis Ferry History and Photos::. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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View of the 'New' - - 9th Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
3. View of the 'New' - - 9th Street Bridge
Looking North - - Davis Ferry Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
4. Looking North - - Davis Ferry Bridge
A 'short walk' (?) back to the car. . ! ! Click photo to see the car parked at the end of the bridge.
Sign - - Davis Ferry Park image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
5. Sign - - Davis Ferry Park
This is on the South End of "Davis Ferry Road". I noted a person walking and another couple un-loading a trail bike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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