Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky
Col. Richard Callaway
Born in Caroline County, Virginia, in June 1722, Richard Callaway served in French and Indian wars and as a colonel in Revolutionary War. He was a member of Virginia House of Burgesses and one of the first settlers of Boonesborough. In process of building his ferry, Callaway was killed by Indians, Mar. 8, 1780, and buried near here.
First Ferry in Kentucky
License for first ferry established in state, Oct. 1779, was granted to Col. Richard Callaway by the Virginia legislature. The fare for a man or a horse was three shillings (50 cents). Ferry operated until 1931, when present bridge was constructed. Its last owner was Colonel David J. Williams. Ferry road remains nearby.
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1578.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 53.817′ N, 84° 16.033′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky Touch for map. This marker is located in Fort Boonesborough State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Boonesborough (about 500 feet away); The Fort Boonesborough Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending the Kentucky River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Confederate Raids (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roads in the Wilderness (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Long, Steep Road (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Col Richard Callaway at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
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