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Valley View Ferry


Valley View Ferry

Taken 19 Feb. 2008, Posted in public domain on Wikipedia.

Photo taken by Kafka Liz

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BH Photo #166951

Street View 


Valley View Ferry Package

Story about the oldest running business in Kentucky

Video link posted by Ed Hollowell

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Ferry operates daylight hours only. Company was purchased by counties of Jessamine, Madison and Fayette in 1991 and is free of charge.


Ferry across Kentucky River on KY 39
Jessamine County, Kentucky, and Madison County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Ferry Started 1785 by John Craig under charter from the Virgina Legislature. Oldest business in Kentucky.
- John Craig
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.84768, -84.43620   (decimal degrees)
37°50'52" N, 84°26'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/725578/4192012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley View
Inventory number
BH 45441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 8, 2013: New photos from Joe Virruso
  • August 2, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Typos in history.
  • June 2, 2010: New video from Ed Hollowell
  • June 1, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Enlarged description.



Valley View Ferry
Posted November 17, 2019, by Mbwc

The ferry is operational; however, response to the previous post... there was a brief period the ferry was not in operation due to compliance to coast guard regulation; the ferry boat captain retired I believe and their is not an abundance of ferry boat captains within the tricounty area.

The ferry is a wonderful scenic commute any day.

Valley View Ferry
Posted October 31, 2016, by Brian Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The ferry is still in operation. It may have been closed due to high water or maintenance of some sort.

I say that because it's been mentioned on the news recently. It will be closed for "a while" due to a police investigation (a car with human bones was recently pulled out of the river near there).

Valley View Ferry
Posted April 26, 2016, by Shanna L Travis (shannatravis47 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think this ferry is no longer in service. Two years ago I went to the Acre's of Wine. They told me It was no longer in service.