Blythe Ferry

Blythe Ferry (HM16J9)

Location: Dayton, TN 37321 Rhea County
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N 35° 24.92', W 85° 1.351'

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Around 1809, William Blythe, a Cherokee, established a ferry at this site to provide transportation for the settlers to the west and the Cherokees to the east. During the 1838 Trail of Tears, it was an important crossing, and it played a military role during the Civil War. Blythe Ferry continued in operation until replaced by a bridge in 1994.
HM NumberHM16J9
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Marker Number2B 32
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679543 N 3920899
Decimal Degrees35.41533333, -85.02251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 24.92', W 85° 1.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 24' 55.20" N, 85° 1' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-37 Hiwassee Hwy, Dayton TN 37321, US
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