Details for Site of Epperson's Ferry (Atlas Number 5037009478)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037009478


Marker Number 9478
Atlas Number 5037009478
Marker Title Site of Epperson's Ferry
Index Entry Epperson's Ferry, Site of
Address US 67
City Maud
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 376442
UTM Northing 3689589
Subject Codes water topics; transportation; Native Americans; exploration; pioneers
Marker Year 1936
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Northwest corner of US 67 and Broadway, 0.4 mi. NE of US 67 and Lincoln St. Marker reported damaged (toppled) Jul. 2022. Restoration pending.
Marker Condition Damaged
Marker Size 1936 Texas Centennial - historical marker
Marker Text At this crossing, constructed by nature and used by Caddo Indians, early French and Spanish explorers, and travelers over Trammel's Trace, 1815, 1830, Mark Epperson before 1837 established a ferry used until the construction of a wooden bridge antedating the modern structure erected in 1924. Erected by the State of Texas 1936. SUPPLEMENTAL PLATE: 1956 This monument was removed to its present location when its original site, 7 miles southwest, was inundated by Lake Texarkana