Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1798 - 1906
Amos maintained a ferry between his landings for public transport, and "Amos' Ferry" became a familiar landmark, mentioned in court records as early as 1798. The ferry operated until the 1860s, when Union armies built pontoon bridges that made the ferry unnecessary. Operations resumed after the war, but with the construction of the L&N Turnpike bridge in 1906, the ferry made its last crossing.
Erected by City of Munfordville.
Location. 37° 16.082′ N, 85° 53.21′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker can be reached from River Road east of Old Street, on the left when traveling south. Part Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontooniers! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Return of the Natives (about 500 feet away); The Great Buffalo Crossing (about 500 feet away); L&N Railroad Bridge (about 700 feet away); The L&N Turnpike (about 700 feet away); Living on the Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pump Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Munford Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
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