County
Jackson and Clay counties
State/Province
Missouri
Country
United States of America

Everett’s Ferry, Missouri

Summary

Also spelled Avert’s Ferry or Evrit’s Ferry. Operated on Missouri River between Old Independence Landing, Jackson Co. (about three miles north of Independence and six miles south of Liberty) and Liberty Landing, Clay Co. (about five miles north of Independence and about four miles south of Liberty). Round trip between locations typically required one half day. During two-week period in Nov. 1833, ferry used continuously by expelled Saints migrating from Jackson Co. into Clay Co. Owner and operator, William Everett perished with four others, 16 June 1834, when overloaded ferry sank on its return from Liberty to Independence following negotiations between displaced Saints and other Jackson Co. settlers. See also “.”

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