The Chapel Hill Historical Society


Jones Ferry: A Road to the Past

A Talk by Richard Ellington

Presentation and Reception
Sunday, 18, 2016 3:00 PM
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

We all like the slow, deliberate pace of a ferry. There is time to think about where you are and where you are going. We've all been on Jones Ferry Road, but we probably know nothing about Jones Ferry. Why were the road and the ferry there? Join us as we explore why and how the road came about. Maps of the area show how many roads have changed. Jones Ferry Road has changed in location and importance over the years. Mr. Ellington will show the suspected location of the ferry, the natural beauty of the area through photographs, and the response of residents to what nature has given them. Richard Ellington is well-informed about Orange County history, people, and places. His two books, Images of America: Carrboro I and II, coauthored with Dave Otto, are a testament to his interest in local history and family history and genealogy. He has been president of the Historical Society and is active in the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society.

Image: Ferry Boat in Vanburen, Montana

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.