Jamestown Ferry

Jamestown Ferry (HM1GDD)

Location: Surry, VA 23883 Surry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.047', W 76° 47.14'

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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.
Marker NumberK 301
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation Historic Resources.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341495 N 4116790
Decimal Degrees37.18411667, -76.78566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.047', W 76° 47.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 2.82" N, 76° 47' 8.4" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16234-16258 VA-31, Surry VA 23883, US
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