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Surry in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jamestown Ferry

 
 
Jamestown Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Jamestown Ferry Marker
Inscription. Near this site on February 26, 1925, the ferry Captain John Smith began the first automobile ferry service crossing the James River. Captain Albert F. Jester was the inaugurator and owner/operator until it was sold to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1945. This ferry system provided an important link for the Maine-to-Florida traveler through Surry County to Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in America.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 301.)
 
Location. 37° 11.047′ N, 76° 47.14′ W. Marker is in Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31) and Riverview Drive (Virginia Route 649), on the right when traveling north on Rolfe Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16289 Rolfe Hwy, Surry VA 23883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson Home 1620s (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Jamestown Riverfront 1630-1690 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fences and Livestock (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Campsite pre-1607
Jamestown Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Jamestown Ferry Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Row Houses (approx. 1.7 miles away); Efforts of a Virginia Tradesman 1670s (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonial Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Interpreting Jamestown (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. Virginia Department of Transportation (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 

2. Jamestown Ferry. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
<i>Williamsburg</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. Williamsburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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