Townsend's Ferry

Townsend's Ferry (HM1HGZ)

Location: Fayetteville, WV 25840 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.952', W 81° 4.613'

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John Townsend bought a large tract of land here in 1841, an area that became Lansing Ames Heights and Canyon rim Park. Operated a ferry that provided commercial transport across the river at site of present bridge until the civil war. Grandson Thomas C. Townsend was state tax commissioner and ran for governor in 1932.
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HM NumberHM1HGZ
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByDescendants of John Townsend: West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493255 N 4213125
Decimal Degrees38.06586667, -81.07688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.952', W 81° 4.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 57.12" N, 81° 4' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 County Rte 82, Fayetteville WV 25840, US
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