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Hatton Ferry

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Hatton Ferry

The Hatton Ferry crosses to the north side of the James River in Albemarle County, eight miles west of Scottsville (1949).

Virginia Department of Transportation

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Description 

The Hatton Ferry is the last pole operated ferry in America. America moved west on these ferries and it is only fitting that the last one is still working on America’s River, the birth place of the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown on the James River. The ferry has crossed the river for over 140 years. It has carried farm products, the mail and vehicles both horse drawn and motorized from Buckingham County to Albemarle County and back.

- http://thehattonferry.org

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across James River
Location
Albemarle County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1870
Design
Cable Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.75774, -78.51217   (decimal degrees)
37°45'28" N, 78°30'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/719158/4181850 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Esmont
Inventory number
BH 65875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com