Mackeys Ferry, Marker B-22
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 35° 55.519 W 076° 35.404
18S E 356550 N 3976833
Quick Description: Mackeys Ferry. Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Southern terminus was 3 miles northwest.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2006 1:05:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 44

Long Description:

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Mackeys Ferry
Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Southern terminus was 3 miles northwest.

This historical marker is located on US 64 and SR 1300 (Mackeys Road) at Pleasant Grove. It was erected in 1942.

A brief history of the Albermarle Sound provides a little more insight into the importance of Mackeys Ferry:

With a maze of roadless swamps surrounding settlements, ferries became a primary means of travel. By 1734 ferry service across the Sound linked Edenton to Mackey's Ferry, near Roper. This ferry operated for over 200 years, hauling mighty railroad cars, until a bridge across the Sound opened in 1938.

Now, Mackeys Ferry is most known for peanuts.

See also A-27: Mackeys Ferry for the historical marker marking the Northern terminus.

Marker Name: B-22: Mackeys Ferry

Marker Type: Roadside

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Required Waymark Photo: yes

Local North Carolina markers without State Number Designation: Not listed

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