Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wateree River Ferries

Marker ID: SCHM 40-43
Location: US 76/378 at Richland-Sumter county line, 23 miles E of Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


River took its name from Wateree Indians, a Siouan tribe who occupied the valley until about 1715. Near this site was Simmons´ Upper Ferry, used during the Revolution, later called Brisbanes, then Gamer´s Ferry. Used until bridge completed 1922.