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Dames Ferry-GHM 102-9-Monroe Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 01.516 W 083° 44.280
17S E 244260 N 3657419
Quick Description: Ga 18 at Old Dames Ferry Road, just east of US 23
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 4:42:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM6XDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
In 1808, widow Mary Green Dame and her six children settled in Jones Couty. Two sons, George and John, builders by trade, built a house on the east side of the Ocmulgee River.

Zachariah Booth owned and operated the first ferry here. It was probably built by Georga and John Dame. John Brooking Dame married two of Booth´s dughters. First Polly in 1811, then Mildred in 1815. He also bought Booth´s Ferry in 1838. A community grew up around this ferry and was called ´Dames Ferry.´

Dames Ferry had several stores, a church, homes, school, bank, a grist and planer mill, a U.S. Post Office (1884- 1958) and a Central of Georgia Railroad Depot.

The ferry and a fishery was operated by the Dames until it was sold to S.M. Hodge in 1872. The ferry was replaced by Sam A. Hodge bridge in 1962. The ferry was moved to Macon County in 1964 to become Georgia´s last operating public ferry.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 102-9

Date: 1986

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

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