Details for Clark's Ferry and Clark's Ferry Cemetery, Site of

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005006986


Marker Number 6986
Atlas Number 5005006986
Marker Title Clark's Ferry and Clark's Ferry Cemetery, Site of
Index Entry Clark's Ferry and Clark's Ferry Cemetery
City Diboll vicinity
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327532
UTM Northing 3446369
Subject Codes graveyards; water topics
Marker Year 1996
Marker Location US 59 at Clark's Ferry Rd., 3 mi. south of Diboll. Marker reported missing Jan. 2015.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Established by I. D. Clark in 1856, this ferry provided an important crossing on the Neches River between Angelina and Polk counties. When Clark died in 1859, his widow, Ann, operated the ferry with the help of two slaves until her own death in 1863. Ownership of the land remained in the Clark family. In 1881 W. B. Clark was issued a license to operate the ferry. A town was platted at the ferry crossing and named Clark's Station, also known as Miami. In 1860 a community cemetery was established north of the town. The ferry was phased out after modern highways were built. (1996)

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