Two Historic Savannah River Ferries

Two Historic Savannah River Ferries (HM4EM)

Location: Clyo, GA 31303 Effingham County
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N 32° 29.003', W 81° 16.098'

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On the Savannah River, near here, two historic Ferries operated in Colonial Days, linking South Carolina and the Northern overland trade paths with Georgia and the routes leading South to the Savannah and East Florida markets.

In 1739, General James Edward Oglethorpe established a ferry between his lands near the Palachocolas in South Carolina and Tuckasee King's Bluff in Georgia, a short distance from this spot. Some time later, another ferry was established nor far below Oglethorpe's, linking Two Sisters Bluff in South Carolina with the bluff on Hugh Kennedy's land near here. The latter was more convenient for travel because of the higher land at each approach.

Public roads were built from the ferries to Coosahatchie on the South Carolina side and to the River Road in Georgia.
HM NumberHM4EM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number051-13
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474791 N 3594048
Decimal Degrees32.48338333, -81.26830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.003', W 81° 16.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 0.18" N, 81° 16' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Williams Ave, Clyo GA 31303, US
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