Historic Markers Across Alabama



Colbert Ferry



Marker ID:  
Location: On the Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 327.3), one mile north of N. Pike (County Road 21).
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 33° 50.277    W 085° 56.536
  33.83795    -85.94226666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This scene would have occurred far below the surface of the lake you see now. From 1802 to 1819, George Colbert operated a ferry across the quarter-mile breadth of the powerful Tennessee River. The ferry carried mail, militia, settlers, Indians and renegades over what was considered by many travelers as the worst natural obstacle on the Trace.

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End of Colbert Ferry