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Index to the FORDS & FERRIES of




Many of the streams and rivers in Missouri had fords (narrow-shallow places to cross) or ferries to take aid in crossing the water.  They were usually established along travel routes, and many times had a toll keeper’s house or other buildings.  Like other types of businesses in the outlying areas, these locations often acted as a community center or gathering place where the locals could catch up on the latest gossip or commodity prices. Many times fords and ferries also acted as a magnet for a small community that later faded away, or grew into busy little towns.  SOME of the fords and ferries that once dotted the landscape of Missouri included:


For details, please see the appropriately linked alphabetic listings. 


NAME OF FERRY/FORD               COUNTY        NOTES



·        ALLEN FORD                                                  Barry Co.

·        ALTON FERRY LANDING                              St. Charles Co.

·        AUGUSTA FERRY                                           Franklin Co.


·        BARNEYS FORD                                             Lincoln Co.

·        BELLANDS FERRY                                          St. Charles Co.

·        BLANTONS FORD                                          Lincoln Co.

·        BROWNS FERRY                                            St. Louis Co.


·        CALIFORNIA FORD                                       Johnson Co.

·        CALLOWAY FORD                                          Barry Co.

·        CATALANS FORD                                         St. Louis Co.

·        CHAIN OF ROCKS FERRY                             St. Charles Co.

·        CHAUVINS FERRY                             St. Louis Co.                 AKA – Chevins Ferry
·        CHEVENS FERRY                               St. Louis Co.            ...SEE Chauvins Ferry

·        COTNER FORD                                               Barry Co.

·        COX FORD                                                      Lincoln Co.

·        CREECH FORD                                                Lincoln Co.


·        DAWSON FORD                                             Lincoln Co.

·        DEAD MANS FORD                                        Franklin Co.

·        DRAKES FORD                                                Lincoln Co.


·        EASLEY FORD                                                            Barry Co.

·        EGYPT FORD                                                  Lincoln Co.


·        GAMMON FORD                                             Lincoln Co.

·        GOLDEN FORD                                               Barry Co.

·        GRANTS FORD                                               Lincoln Co.


·        HACKBERRY SPRING FORD                          Lincoln Co.

·        HAWKIN FORD                                              St. Francois Co.

·        HERODS FORD                                               St. Francois Co.

·        HIGHLEY FORD                                              St. Francois Co.

·        HIGHSMITH FORD                                        Lincoln Co.

·        HOWELLS FERRY                                           St. Charles Co.

·        HOWELLS FERRY LANDING                         St. Louis Co.

·        HUNTERS FORD                                            St. Louis Co.

·        HUTTS FORD                                                 Lincoln Co.


·        JEFFERSON FORD                                        Lincoln Co.


·        LAWRENCE FORD                                        Lincoln Co.

·        LEWIS FORD                                                 Barry Co.

·        LOUISVILLE FORD                                        Lincoln Co.

·        LOVERINGS FERRY                                       St. Louis Co.    

·        LOWER FERRY                                  Benton Co.

·        LOWER FERRY                                               St. Louis Co.


·        McGREGORS FORD                                        Lincoln Co.

·        MOSS FORD                                                   Lincoln Co.

·        MOUNT VERNON FERRY                              Franklin Co.


·        NETTLES FORD                                             Montgomery Co.          


·        OLD MONROE FERRY                                    St. Charles Co.

·        OLNEY (FORD)                                               Lincoln Co.                   AKA – Ninevah           


·        POLLARDS FORD                                         Lincoln Co.

·        POLLARDS FORD                                            St. Charles Co.

·        PORTERS FORD                                             Franklin Co.

·        PRATTS FORD                                                Ste. Genevieve Co.       …SEE Yallalys Ford

·        PRENTISS FORD                                           Barry Co.


·        SAUERS FORD                                               Franklin Co.

·        SCHREINER FERRY                                       Barry Co.

·        SEYMOUR FORD                                            Lincoln Co.

·        SITTONS FORD                                            Lincoln Co.

·        SMITH FORD                                                 Barry Co.

·        SNYDERS FORD                                             St. Francois Co.


·        THORNTONS FERRY                                     Henry Co.

·        TIBBETTS FERRY                                          Stone Co.


·        UPPER FERRY                                   Benton Co.


·        VOMUNDS FORD                                           Lincoln Co.

·        VOTEAU FORD                                              St. Louis Co.


·        WALKERS FORD                                          Lincoln Co.

·        WHITEHOUSE FERRY                                   Phelps Co.                    AKA - Whitehouse Ford, Whitehorse Ford

·        WHITEHOUSE FORD                                 Phelps Co.                    …SEE Whitehouse Ferry

·        WHITEHORSE FERRY                                Phelps Co.                    …SEE Whitehouse Ferry

·        WHITES FERRY                                             Henry Co.

·        WILLOW FORD                                              Lincoln Co.


·        YALLALYS FORD                                            Ste. Genevieve Co.       AKA – Prattes Ford



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