Valley View Ferry

Valley View Ferry (HM1QWU)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.815', W 84° 26.101'

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The Valley View Ferry has been operating since 1785 making it the oldest continuously operating business in Kentucky and perhaps the oldest ferry in America. Valley View Ferry was chartered near the community of Valley View, a thriving river town that, at that time, was larger than Lexington.
From 1888-1932, the Richmond-Nicholasville-Irvine-Beattyville Railroad, RNIB, crossed the Kentucky River near this point. The ghostly remains of the support structures are visible just downstream.
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The Valley View Ferry is operated by the Valley View Ferry Authority, a cooperative venture among Fayette, Jessamine, & Madison Counties.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 6am-8pm; Saturday: 8am-6pm; Sunday: 9am-6pm.
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Date Added Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725684 N 4191930
Decimal Degrees37.84691667, -84.43501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.815', W 84° 26.101'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 48.9" N, 84° 26' 6.06" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3300-3398 KY-169, Richmond KY 40475, US
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