Tarver's Ferry

Tarver's Ferry (HM28SB)

Location: Ore City, TX 75683 Upshur County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 50.724', W 94° 43.014'

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(Site 6/10 mile east)

Once located at a strategic crossing of Big Cypress Creek, this pioneer ferry transported settlers moving west into Texas through populous Jefferson, on Big Cypress Bayou. Those going to the interior of Texas often came by horse or oxen, stopping for provisions at nearby town of Coffeeville. The ferry operator probably was James L. Tarver, who lived on Coffeeville Road, 1860s.
Many years before, the Caddo Indians forded stream at this same point in their travels.

By 1867 a bridge was built at the crossing and the ferry was no longer needed.
HM NumberHM28SB
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 339325 N 3635454
Decimal Degrees32.84540000, -94.71690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.724', W 94° 43.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 43.44" N, 94° 43' 0.84000000000017" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Upshur County Landing Rd, Ore City TX 75683, US
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