Pamunkey Ferry Company stock certificate circa 1916
Very rare Virginia river ferry company. Ornate printing throughout the certificate. Unissued and not cancelled, Circa 1916 from issued certificates.
Incorporated in 1916, the company ran a ferry service across the Pamunkey River in Virginia at Hanover Crossing. The crossing was used as early as the Civil War to move North from the Peninsula. The company later (1922) built and operated a bridge service at Sweet Hall (King William County) to New Kent County. This temporary bridge was West of what is now West point, VA.
The Pamunkey River is formed by the confluence of the North Anna and South Anna rivers on the boundary of Hanover and Caroline counties, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the town of Ashland. It flows generally southeastwardly past the Pamunkey Indian Reservation to the town of West Point, where it meets the Mattaponi River to form the York River. The river's course is used to define all or portions of the southern boundaries of Caroline and King William counties and the northern boundaries of Hanover and New Kent counties.