Monday, January 3, 2011

Old Nemacolin Ferry. Nemacolin, PA, Greene County

Ok....Chip has his Crucible Ferry, so I figured  I'd adopt my own.
I have heard in the past there was a ferry boat on the banks of the river that ran between Nemacolin, PA and German Township, Fayette county.  As I was out driving the Fayette side last week, I stumbled upon a road that led to the river named, surprise, Ferry Road.  I turned down, passed the last house on the right but alas, it had snowed the night before and the road seemed steep and I was alone and didn't feel like pushing the giant Toyota out of a ditch alone, so I plan on coming back soon.

If you look here....

(I'm an interactive map, play w/ me!)

View Larger Map can see Ferry Road on the Fayette side, seems to want to meet up w/ Pershing Blvd on the Greene county side. Although there are no street signs, a red brick road runs behind the former Nemacolin mine site that I seem to think is Pershing road.

A brick from the road

Heading to the river.

As I said earlier, not too many people have much information about this, and I have only found minimal info on this world wide interweb, this one seemed the most helpful....

From what I am imagining, this ferry probably didn't last too long after the nearby Masontown Bridge
was erected in 1925 or so.
If you have any more information on this, please send it our way!

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