First Ferry and Bridge

First Ferry and Bridge (HMT5N)

Location: Dallas, TX 75207 Dallas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.686', W 96° 48.519'

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First ferry on the Trinity River at Dallas was started here, 1842, by John Neely Bryan (1810 - 1877), the founder of Dallas. Alexander Cockrell (1820 - 1858), early builder and developer, replaced ferry with wooden toll bridge, 1854. This crossing played an important part in the development of the city.
HM NumberHMT5N
Marker Number6697
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 705238 N 3628812
Decimal Degrees32.77810000, -96.80865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.686', W 96° 48.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 41.16" N, 96° 48' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)214, 972, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas TX 75207, US
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