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Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing

Port Allen - Baton Rouge Site

 

1820-1968

 
Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
1. Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription. Horses and wagons first used the ferry, then gradually giving way to cars and trucks. Pedestrian traffic was always an important part of the ferry service. At one time all east-west traffic traveling on U.S. 190 crossed the Mississippi River at this site.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Port Allen.
 
Location. 30° 27.16′ N, 91° 12.133′ W. Marker is in Port Allen, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Court Street (State Highway 987-4) and South River Road (State Highway 987-5) when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on top of Mississippi River levee in the Old Ferry Landing Park. Marker is in this post office area: Port Allen LA 70767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana Purchase - West Baton Rouge Early History (a few steps from this marker); Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Third Parish Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port Allen Prisoner-Of-War Sub-Camp No. 7 (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Baton Rouge Parish Bicentennial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mississippi River
Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
2. Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker
(approx. mile away); Zachary Taylor Home Site (approx. mile away); Fort San Carlos (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Allen.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
3. Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2015. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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