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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky

 
 
Col. Richard Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Col. Richard Callaway Marker
Inscription.
(south side)
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.
Presented by Society of Boonesborough

(north side)
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.
Presented by Society of Boonesborough

 
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
First Ferry in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
2. First Ferry in Kentucky Marker
, in Madison County. Marker is on Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 388) south of Boonesborough Road (Kentucky Route 627), on the right when traveling north. 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. Fort Boonesborough (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); The Quest for Land (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eye of the Rich Land (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 & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Col. Richard Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
3. Col. Richard Callaway Marker
First Ferry in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
4. First Ferry in Kentucky Marker
Looking south on Boonesboro Rd. Entrance to the Fort Boonesborough State Park in the far distance.
Col. Richard Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
5. Col. Richard Callaway Marker
Looking north on Boonesboro Rd toward the Col. Callaway side of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on March 27, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on March 28, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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