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Clyo in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Two Historic Savannah River Ferries

 
 
Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker
Inscription. On the Savannah River, near here, two historic Ferries operated in Colonial Days, linking South Carolina and the Northern overland trade paths with Georgia and the routes leading South to the Savannah and East Florida markets.

In 1739, General James Edward Oglethorpe established a ferry between his lands near the Palachocolas in South Carolina and Tuckasee King's Bluff in Georgia, a short distance from this spot. Some time later, another ferry was established nor far below Oglethorpe's, linking Two Sisters Bluff in South Carolina with the bluff on Hugh Kennedy's land near here. The latter was more convenient for travel because of the higher land at each approach.

Public roads were built from the ferries to Coosahatchie on the South Carolina side and to the River Road in Georgia.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 29.003′ N, 81° 16.098′ W. Marker is in Clyo, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue (State Highway 119) and Williams Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Railroad Avenue
Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker
. Touch for map. Located at the town post office. Marker is in this post office area: Clyo GA 31303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Adam Treutlen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Baptists At Tuckasee King (approx. 3 miles away); Old Mount Pleasant (approx. 4.9 miles away); J. Lamar Brantley Road (approx. 5.2 miles away in South Carolina); Bethany (approx. 5.4 miles away); Effingham County (approx. 8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Effingham County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyo.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker looking South image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Two Historic Savannah River Ferries Marker looking South
A Railroad bridge now, near the site of where the ferries once operated image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2007
4. A Railroad bridge now, near the site of where the ferries once operated
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,020 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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